This December Bundle includes everything you will need to have a FANTASTIC December in Kindergarten. It includes SIX packs that will keep your students engaged, learning, and excited during the month of December.
Here is what is included in this bundle. To see each product's preview, click on the link to get a closer look.
The Kindness Helpers:
The holidays are such a magical time for adults and children alike. This packet was designed to help you teach your students/children about kindness and joy this holiday season. Through the help of some “helpers,” your students will be prompted and challenged to spread joy, love, peace, and kindness each day in December. Sometimes the special friends will bring a treat or a game to play; other times they will have your students do something for others. I hope that you enjoy using this packet.
This packet is FULL of ideas for you to use in your classroom. It comes with a calendar of events for you to use throughout the month of December. Each day the kindness helpers will have a letter for your students with an activity for them to complete. Many of them will provide you with a reading or writing extension.
The packet begins by having your students show kindness to those in their family, then to the people in their school community, and finally to those in their community. It encourages them to look outward instead of inward this "holiday season."
There is even a video for you to introduce the helpers to your students. You can watch it here: http://video214.com/play/Mj0r1rZOIbWB2kEdZdCcIg/s/dark
Calendar Of Activities:
The Helpers make their appearance.
Helpers bring a box of wrapped books.
Helpers bring students a writing prompt. (family)
Helpers suggest an activity for the class.
Helpers bring students a craft to complete.
Helpers bring students a writing prompt. (school)
Helpers bring students a task to complete.
Helpers bring students a game/reward.
Helpers bring the students a song to learn.
Helpers suggest a kind activity for the children to complete.
Helpers bring students a project to complete.
Helpers bring students a craft to complete.
Helpers bring students a writing prompt. (community)
Helpers bring students a task to complete.
Helpers challenge the students to think of something kind to do for others.
Helpers have students reflect on their month.
Helpers thank students for a job well done spreading joy and kindness.
I sincerely hope that you and your students will enjoy spreading kindness this season.
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All About Reindeer
All About Reindeer will help students learn, understand, and practice using the science terms used when talking about reindeer and caribou. It also will provide you with resources to make your unit on reindeer come to life. (It also includes information/activities to teach students about the habitat of the reindeer as well as other animals that live in the tundra.)
This packet includes many guided reading resources including: student readers, magazines, projectable books, emergent readers, main idea and detail articles and MORE! The activities are differentiated so that all of your learners can enjoy learning about reindeer and life in the tundra throughout your unit of study. It also includes: student vocabulary books, center activities, real life pictures of caribou and reindeer, posters, recording pages and more!
Students will learn and use these vocabulary words:
Each word has a vocabulary card (with a real life picture) and a definition card. There are also multiple real life pictures that students can match their vocabulary words to.
There are 5 different games that you can play with your students to help them learn about reindeer and caribou.
Centers include: Vocabulary Centers, ABC Order, Scrambled Sentences, A Fact and Opinion Sentence Sort and more!
It also includes recording pages, a matching game and individual student books where students can write and illustrate their vocabulary words.
This packet is great for anchor charts, pocket charts, bulletin boards, centers, and word work activities. You can also put the words on your word walls!
Help your students LOVE learning about reindeer and caribou and give them the proper vocabulary to use! You will love the readers, activities and materials provided.
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Kindergarten Interactive Math Notebook- December and January
Interactive Notebooks are such a great way to help your students master essential skills while fostering independence. These kindergarten interactive math notebooks are geared for kindergarteners in December and January.
Throughout a series of nearly 60 printable pages your students will work on the following skills:
• counting by 1s to 50 (starting at any number)
• working with a ten frame
• number writing
• teen numbers
• simple addition
* tally marks
* reading a dice/domino
* using a graph to interpret data
* understanding and creating word problems
* counting by 5s and 10s
My students love using interactive notebooks and I love the data that each notebook provides me with. You can use these notebooks to easily see what skills students have mastered and what skills they still need help with.
This packet provides you with MANY pages that will allow you to easily differentiate in your classrooms.
Please look at the preview to get a glimpse into the packet. I know that you and your students will LOVE using this product.
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25 December Math Bins!
This HUGE packet has everything you will need to keep your math centers running in December (in your kindergarten class). It includes 25 math bins to keep your students working on their math skills in a fun and engaging format.
This month the themes include elves, Christmas, decorating houses, Santa, and snow.
There are centers for ALL levels of learners in your classroom and each center is aligned to the common core!
These are the games included:
Put The Kids In Order (cardinality)
Roll and Write (writing numbers)
Coin Ten Frames (coins)
Making Numbers (forming the teen numbers correctly-- play dough mats)
Decorate the Tree (1-1 correspondence)
Memory (counting base ten objects)
Make a Match (reading tally marks, numbers, and simple addition sentences)
Go Fish-Make 5
Writing Numbers (practice with writing and making numbers)
What is in the box? (place value-- counting base ten blocks)
True or false? (simple addition sums-- fostering critical thinking for your high flying students)
It’s time to open presents (time to the hour and half hour)
Cover it up! (addition to 12 practice)
What is the sum? (addition to 10 practice)
Add it! (simple addition practice)
Greater or Less than 5 (addition sort for your high flyers)
Riddle me this (place value-- with base ten blocks)
What time will it snow? (time to the hour and half hour)
Race to decorate the tree! (counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s)
Add it up! (spin an addition problem)
Matching sums (addition support)
Ordering christmas houses (counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s)
Even or odd (students will read a number 1-24 and determine if the number is even or odd by using counters)
Spin 10 to avoid the coal (making 10)
Think math (word problems)
Cover the incorrect addend (addition support)
This month students will work on: simple addition problems (your high flying students will use this skill to critically think if problems are even/odd or true or false), number cardinality, reading and understanding base ten blocks, writing numbers to 24, counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s, reading and ordering numbers from 1-50, word problems, making teen numbers, cardinality, time to the hour and half hour, coins, and more!
Students will love these games and so will you. Most centers come with a recording sheet that will provide you with an assessment if you need one.
Please download the preview to see an up close look at some of the centers provided in this packet. This pack is differentiated to give your high flying students a challenge whereas providing you with games to play with your students who might need a little bit of extra support. This will make math FUN during the crazy month of December!
December Math Bins For Kindergarteners- Aligned To The Common Core!
Winter Literacy Centers for Kinders
This winter themed packet is sure to be a hit with your kindergarteners. It includes games that kindergarteners can complete independently and are fun and engaging. My students LOVE these centers!
This packet focuses on helping your kindergarten students practice the following skills:
*beginning, ending, medial sounds
*proper handwriting formation
*reading pre-primer sight words
*reading CVC words
*reading nonsense words
*making text connections
*sequence of events
*reading for meaning
*matching rhyming words (by reading CVC words)
*putting together scrambled winter poems
*listening for r blends and l blends (students will spin a spinner, look at the picture they spun, and cover the correct blend on their game board)
*write the room sight word reading and recording
*matching winter vocabulary and pictures
* using Science vocabulary -- focusing on winter, weather, and temperatures (Multiple games and activities including vocabulary books, worksheets, matching activities and more!)
* writing (multiple writing prompts and recording pages)
* writing a Sequence of Events- Students will put pictures in order and then write how to make a snowman, have a snowball fight or how to catch a snowflake.
*captions- students will look at a variety of winter pictures and write a caption about them. The pictures are very detailed and students will love looking at them and coming up with great sentences to describe them.
*reading with fluency and accuracy with mixed up poems- students will work together to put a winter poem together.
*critical thinking skills- in the center "riddle me this" students will read a variety of riddles and work together to figure out what winter word the riddle is talking about.
There are also THREE readers included in this packet! (They are differentiated, too!)
This packet includes centers for ALL levels of learners in your kindergarten class. I introduce these games in guided reading and then let my students play them the next week during center rotations.
There are over 20 winter themed activities included in this pack that will help your kindergarten students stay focused during center time while practicing essential skills. Most of the centers include a recording or activity sheet that you can use as an assessment or for your fast finishers to complete. I also included a few extra recording pages for you to use.
I am sure that you and your students will enjoy these easy to put together centers.
Winter Literacy Centers
and finally, Christmas Word Work!
Christmas Word Work
I have used all of these packs and my students LOVE them. These are geared towards KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS. I also have a first grade pack available here: