Well, Christmas is over. Sad, huh? It went by so fast but yet it feels like a big blur.. How did we manage to do so much in such a few weeks.
Just like the rest of the world.. Pinterest was helpful this Christmas! I made several new crafts or ornaments with my first graders thanks things I found on Pinterest. These little clay pot reindeer were a big hit and so easy!
I went yesterday to school and took down my class Christmas tree and packed up all the Santas, reindeer, elves, and any other signs of Christmas. It was time. I am ready to move on.. it’s time to move on to snowmen and penguins.. and hopefully a little snow!!
I live in Mississippi people.. if it snows.. it won’t be much! But, that doesn’t stop us from dreaming of snow (ummm.. snowdays!)
I put up a bulletin board, changed my calendar and put up a new winter door decoration. I took a picture but for some reason it didn’t save on my phone. I will snap another one next week.
And, as much as I didn’t want to- I brought home some work to do. I just don’t want to write lesson plans or average grades.. but they must be done.
I finished up some Winter centers I am going to list on TpT tonight or tomorrow. They are really cute- and are PERFECT pocket chart activities to use all month long. I needed some new things- and I am looking forward to sharing them with you!
In the meantime- I made this little penguin tally mark paper for my first graders to do. I thought I would share with you. If you can use it- please leave a comment!
Download here.. Penguin Tally Mark Paper
That cute little ice skating penguin is from kpm doodles.