Thursday, January 9, 2014

Kindergarten Tidbits From December (and a Freebie!)

I did manage to get some of Colby's December activities posted last month!  It was a minor miracle, believe me.  Here are a few of the tidbits that I missed:

More Christmas measuring for my little monkey!  This fun, free activity is based on the book "The Polar Express".  

Both the book and the movie are a big part of our annual family festivities, and Colby got a kick out of measuring with strips of silver sleigh bells!

He recorded his measurements on the beautiful sheets provided.  For a free copy of "Silver Bells Measurement", visit Amber Monroe's blog here!

This little project was perfect for Colban.  It combines the alphabet and letter sounds with the story of the first Christmas (with an unflinching message of salvation, and eternal life).

Here Colby displays one of his favorite pages.  He cut and pasted the letter "b"s, and carefully colored the little town of Bethlehem.

Here's a closer look at another page.  With so many pages it was a time-consuming project for my little guy, but we spread it out over several weeks.  The finished product was well worth it.  You can get a copy of "The First Christmas - A Beginning Sound Reader" right here.  It's only $1.50!  We loved it.

This too-cute reindeer craftivity was originally a writing project for Hunter, but when Colby saw what his older brother was up to he had to make one, too!  Luckily, the product included so many options it was easy to find a page suitable for my little kinder.  He enjoyed labeling the different parts of the reindeer, and completing the craft.  These look fabulous up on the wall!  We got them here.  (If you want to see Hunter's version, check it out here.)

And now, a little freebie!
This number line has proved extremely useful in our classroom, particularly for simple addition, subtraction, and "counting on".

Colby was requesting it so often that we now just keep it on the table, within reach at all times.  
I've included two versions - the vertical one shown, and a horizontal one.  All you need to assemble them is cardstock to print on, a pipe cleaner, and a pony bead.

Blogs and TpT stores mentioned in this post:

Thanks for visiting!  Enjoy!