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This 99-page packet is full of fun activities to be used during the month of December. They are aligned with the common core and include many of the foundational and math skills taught during this time of the year.
These activities have been inspired by 3 favorite December books: Merry Christmas, Splat, The Gingerbread Man, and The Twelve Days of Christmas. All of the activities in this packet, except for the retelling activity of The Gingerbread Man can be completed without having the books.
Here is what the packet includes:
Activities for Merry Christmas, Splat: 1) opposite words- center and practice sheet, 2) vowel substitution- center and practice sheet,
3) short vowel sounds- center and practice sheet, 4) writing- *please refer to photo for ideas on how you can turn this writing activity into a great bulletin board display.
Activities for The Gingerbread Man: 1) retelling of the story *(book needed for this activity), 2) “_an” word family- center and 2 differentiated practice sheets, 3) compound words- center and practice sheet, 4) geometry: sorting shapes by the number of sides- center and two practice sheets (a boy and a girl version)
Activities for the Twelve days of Christmas: 1) student emergent book – (2 versions: 5 Days of Christmas and 5 Days of Hanukkah), 2) simple addition up to 10- center and practice sheet, 3) different ways to represent numbers- center and practice sheet
We have included instructions for all the centers and some photos.