Hi Teacher Friends! After experiencing five bad weather days in December, we are now on Christmas break. We were out due to all the sleet and ice. That really made December school days pass so quickly. There were things we didn't get to complete because we ran out of time. We'll just have to save all those ideas for next year.
We are linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for her fun Friday linky party. I started this post on Friday but have been experiencing a few technical difficulties with the computer. So here are our five on Saturday.
#1 Here is our class elf. The kids decided to name her Tinker. The kids were so excited each time they entered the classroom. They couldn't wait to discover her new place to watch over us. I'm so glad I decided to add this fun little elf to our daily activities. They kids' reactions were priceless.
#2 One of the activities we completed this past week was to paint gingerbread kids. We used washable tempera paint and q-tips to paint. Here are our gingerbread girls.
Here are our gingerbread boys.
#3 We had fun making these sun-catcher trees. The idea was shared by Maria of Kinder Craze. She posted the template as a free download on her blog. Be sure to check out her blog. She has such great ideas.
#4 We created Santa Claus and Rudolph handprints for a parent gift. One of my kindergarten team members found the cute poem online. We used tempera paint to create Santa and Rudolph. I found the idea for the Rudolph handprint on Kinder by Kim's site. www.kinderbykim.com I found the idea for the Santa handprint on the Little Giraffe's site. http://www.littlegiraffes.com/
#5 We used scrapbook paper to create this cute Christmas ornament bulletin board. This idea was shared from First Grade Blue Skies. She has the template as a free download in her TpT store. Be sure to check out her blog. She has great ideas to share.
One more picture. Our kindergarten completes this countdown to Christmas each year. The pattern was shared by a kindergarten coworker years ago.
We hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!