December Christmas

December Christmas
December Christmas
December Christmas
December Christmas
December Christmas
December Christmas
December Christmas
December Christmas
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This 87-page resource has 31 days of Christmas and winter-themed ELA (English Language Arts) and Math printables that are compatible with selected Grades 2-4 Common Core; click on preview to see CCSS activities alignment.

I created this packet for my blended class of high-flying 2nd graders, at level 3rd/4th graders, and above level 4th graders to work on as a countdown to the winter holidays. Due to the multiple grade levels in my classroom, I need to highly differentiate so you'll find that almost all of the activities are open ended and several printables have options for addition/subtraction, multiplication/division, whole numbers/decimals to meet my students' needs.

These would be great for use during literacy and math centers, as fast finisher resources, or printed as a fun packet for students to work through.


Included In Your Download:
• 31 days of usable Christmas and winter-themed printables
• "No Days/Not a Countdown" version of this resource. Same resource except each activity printable does not have "Day 1, Day 2, Day Day 31" printed on the corner. Instead it has the word "Date" for teachers who don't want a "countdown" packet. This gives you the option of selecting the activities to do at anytime.
• B/W and Color version are included. With the b/w version - save on ink/printing costs or allow your students to use the packet as a coloring activity page. With the color version use it to project the pages onto your projector screen/interactive board to model or introduce it to students or even laminate the pages as a write on/wipe off for math/literacy centers.

Pages 1 to 7
Main cover page, printing tips, and terms of use
Pages 8 to 9
Common Core aligned reference to see which CCSS each activity connects to
Pages 10 to 12
Different versions of student cover pages (Countdown to Christmas, Countdown to the Winter Holidays, My Winter Break Activity Packet)
Pages 13 to 14
Student reflection and grade tracker for each day's assignment.
Pages 15 to 67
31 days of Common Core compatible math and literacy no prep open ended printables, with extra activities to allow for greater differentiation
Pages 68 to 81
Answer keys to select printables
Pages 82 to 87
Handwriting lined paper for "small" writers in case you plan on using this with high-flying second graders

Packet includes the following:
1) Literacy: Putting Yourself in Santa's Shoes Opinion (Open Ended Activity)
2) Literacy: Rudolph Wants Gifts too! Opinion (Open Ended Activity)
3) Literacy: Here Comes Santa's Reindeers Decoding Words
4) Literacy: It's Still December Word Search Decoding Words
5) Literacy: Frosty Winter Scavenger Hunt Gathering information through surveys and questioning (Open Ended Activity)
6) Literacy: If I Were a Snowman Writing Narrative (Open Ended Activity)
7) Literacy: Celebration at the North Pole Writing Letter (Open Ended Activity)
8) Literacy: When it Snows Where do the Animals go? Informational Text
3 Leveled Passages (Grades 3-5): When it Snows Where do the Animals go? WC = Word Count ○ 760 Lexile 108 WC (3rd) □ 870 Lexile 133 WC (4th) ◇ 960 Lexile 193 WC (5th)
9) Literacy: Finding the Main Idea When it Snows Where do the Animals go?
10) Literacy: Finding Two Main Ideas When it Snows where do the Animals go?
11) Literacy: Where are you going Gingerbread Man? Writing Narrative
12) Literacy: Reading Recipes Informational Text Gingerbread Cookies
13) Literacy: Answering Literal Questions Informational Text Gingerbread Cookies
14) Literacy: Inference Questions Informational Text Gingerbread Cookies (Open Ended Activity)
15) Literacy: Author's Craft and Text Structure Questions Informational Text Gingerbread Cookies
16) Literacy: All I Want for Christmas is...Writing Gratitude Journal and List making (Open Ended Activity)
17) Literacy: What If? Using My Imagination to Create a Story Readers Perspective, Asking/Answering Questions, Writing (Open Ended Activity)
18) Creativity: Santa Needs an Outfit (Open Ended Activity)
19) Creativity: Can't Catch Me I'm the Gingerbread (Open Ended Activity)
20) Creativity: Hey What's Snowing On (Open Ended Activity)
21) Math: Calculating Candy Canes Mental Math (Open Ended Addition/Subtraction Activity)
22) Math: Calculating Candy Canes (Open Ended Activity Multiplication/Division)
23) Math: What is Christmas Worth? Addition with 2, 3, and 4 digits (Open Ended Activity)
24) Math: Merry Measuring Length in inches and centimeters with estimation (Open Ended Activity)
25) Math: Place Value Ladders (Whole Numbers)
26) Math: Place Value Ladders (Decimals)
27) Math: Ordering Stockings from Least to Greatest
28) Math: Presents and Patterns (Open Ended Activity)
29) Math: Multiplying Gifts (Open Ended Activity)
30) Math: Dividing Gifts (Open Ended Activity)
31) Math: Sledding Through Fractions/Number Lines (Open Ended Activity)
32) Math: Frosty Fractions (Open Ended Activity)
33) Math: Fractions Winter Wonder-Animal (Open Ended Activity)
34) Math: Scheduling Santa's Day
35) Math: Tally up data and Bar graph What is your favorite…? (Open Ended Activity)
36) Math: Ms. Santa Claus's Shapes Quilt (Open Ended Activity)
37) Math: Adding and Subtracting In and out of the Gingerbread house (Open Ended Activity)
38) Math: Multiplying and Dividing In and out of the Gingerbread house (Open Ended Activity)
39) Math: Merry Mugs and Patterns (Open Ended Activity)

For a closer look, preview full pages of the printables you will be receiving in this download by clicking on the green preview button.

Printing Tips:
Please note that this product was created in 8.5 X 11 in. paper format standard in the USA. I'm teaching overseas where the standard paper size is A4. I've been able to print on any other size paper by choosing 'shrink to fit' or 'fit to printable area' in the printer options. I've even enlarged some response activities to fit on A3 paper for group work.

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