This printable or digital 5 Day Countdown to Winter break is full of winter-themed reading, writing, math, crafts and other fun activities. Many of these activities can now be accessed or assigned digitally through Google Slides.
These are the 5 secular, non-holiday themes you will find in our 5 Day Classroom Countdown to Winter Break!
Impress your principal, parents, and even yourself as students engage in both fun and learning right up until the last bell rings before your Winter break! Make the most of those last 5 days of school, and give yourself a well-deserved teacher break before the break.
All teachers know the last week before Winter Break is difficult. Students are distracted with their anticipation for the break, so teachers want activities to be engaging yet educational. This year, you can have a balance of both fun and learning! With these non-holiday, Classroom Countdown to Winter Break Lesson Plans, students will be racing to school, excited for what each new day has to offer.
- a reading and writing activity with differentiated pages
- math activities with differentiated pages
- a variety of other fun and educational suggestions to match the daily theme
You will receive these digital resources:
- A link to daily themed student work pages, digitally created in Google Slides
- A video tutorial for assigning through Google Slides.
***Google slides graphic organizers have text boxes for students to type and occasional moveable pieces.
Please note: The digital activities are not meant to be assigned as stand-alone, self-directed student activities. The activities will still require teachers to provide guidance, instruction and direction prior to assigning to students. Please take this into consideration before purchasing.
To prepare for the each of the 5 Day Countdown lessons, you will need some type of container to store each day’s materials. We purchased nesting boxes, then taped the daily labels onto the side. Also consider manila envelopes, file folders, or shirt boxes.
We've included a suggested list of read-aloud books for each day, however- the books are not included. Check your local or school library, or most books can be purchased online or in Scholastic’s book club orders. Of course, you can always choose your own book titles that go along with the daily theme.
Also available for grades 1-3.
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If you already own the 12 Days of Christmas Activities in the Classroom, please know that these activities overlap with that resource so you do not need to purchase both!
(Also visit our blog for more details on the 5 Day Classroom Countdown to Winter Break)
Story Map and Compare/Contrast Writing Prompt
Create your Own Gingerbread Story
Create your Own Gingerbread Man Craftivity
Roll-a-Gingerbread Man Activity
Math- Gingerbread Symmetry, Place Value practice page, and Guess My Number Game
Class Gingerbread-making Project
Lessons Learned or Sequencing response to reading sheet
Brainstorming Acts of Kindness
Acts of Kindness Color Sheet and Certificate
Acts of Kindness Pass-Along Cards
Kind Hands Craft
Kindness Alphabet book
Kindness Subtraction Game and Subtraction review pages
Reading Informational Text
Writing Informational Text
Literature Read-Aloud and Literature activities
Math- Missing Addends or Unknown Factors sheets, Goodbye Penguins Addition game, Guess my Number/Factor game
Reading Informational Reindeer Text and Note Taking
Writing Informational Reindeer Text
Reindeer ABC Order
Math- Addition or Multiplication 4 in a Row, Story problems
Reindeer Cup Craftivity
Reindeer Thumbprint Postcard
Snowflakes Facts Text
My Snowflake Report Writing
Snowman Fraction worksheet and Quiz-Quiz-Trade game
Paper Snowball Fight
Literature or Informational Read-Aloud and Graphic Organizer
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