Saturday, December 29

Grinch and reindeer fun

Where did the month of December go? Seriously, it flew by. I have completely neglected this blog. Because we had four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas I finally had enough time to do all the fun Christmas stuff I normally just whiz through.
We had a whole week of Grinch fun. We brainstormed some adjectives that describe the Grinch. We also brainstormed some adjectives that describe the Grinch's heart at the end of the strory.

Just click below to grab a copy of the Grinch write the room
Grinch Dust
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I passed out reindeer noses for my girft to the kids.
click the picture below to download the label
 These are the reindeer ornamants they made for their parents. I got the idea from Mrs. Lemons over at step into second grade.
Here is a peek at the non-fiction reindeer unit I actually had time to teach. We never have four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
We compared real reindeer and fantasy reindeer and made a venn diagram. I read them the sentences and they had to tell me if it was fantasy or real.

We added this poem to our poetry journals. They had to illustrate the poem and butter the popcorn words.
We learned that an adult reindeer stands about four feet tall. Then we measured to find out how tall we are compared to a reindeer.

 We used interactive writing to write about reindeer.

We practiced non fiction writing.

 We did a reindeer directed drawing. First in pencil then we outlined in black crayon. Then they painted the reindeer. They used their fingerprints to make the snow. Then they measured how tall their reindeer was using cubes.

We started the unit with a schema chart and added to the new learning section throughout the week.
 Enjoy your time off. It goes too fast. You can find the reindeer activities in my reindeer unit on TPT.


Lovely Nina said...

Very cute activities for the Grinch and Reindeer. I especially love the adorable labels. Thanks for sharing!
-Lovely Nina

Jessica said...

I love the grinch dust! I've filed it away for next year...thank you for sharing it!

I just loved having the extra week between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was so nice to not have to rush through everything for once!

The Littlest Scholars

Cindy Calenti said...

Everything you do is incredible! Thanks for sharing all of your ideas and freebies!

Granny Goes to School

Miss Trayers said...

I love how you compared real reindeer to fantasy reindeer-one of those "why didn't I ever think of that" moments! :)


Anonymous said...

I love all of your reindeer activities. Can you share where you got the precious letters for the reindeer schema chart? I don't have the best "poster printing" and I think your chart looks fabulous.

Jen P said...

I love your reindeer ideas! Are you selling your nonfiction reindeer unit?

Erica said...

These are so cute, Jessica! Are you selling this unit? You are one creative little cutie, for sure!

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