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This unit is meant to be taught over the course of about 2 weeks. There are 6 letters included from an elf named Louis who comes to visit the classroom. The letters act as prompts to introduce different holiday themed activities that will be exciting and engaging for your students. They will look forward to seeing Louis each day (I bought a small stuffed elf to act as Louis- stuffed toy not included in unit) and they will be prompted to write letters in response to the letters he leaves them. (I also made a mailbox for the letters they wrote to him).
The list below details exactly what is included in the unit. There are also Louis le lutin “stamps” you can print out and glue on the letters Louis sends to your classroom. Please send me any questions you might have about the unit before purchasing.
-Writing prompts (x8)
Introduction letter with hidden message (answer questions and find letters to discover elf’s name) Writing prompt: Fill in letters of elf’s name and introduce yourself
2nd letter: Letter introducing his friends. Writing prompt: Introduce your friends
3rd letter: about favourite holidays- Writing prompt: What are some holidays you like to celebrate?
4th letter: letter about favourite sport (Elf tag), instructions of how to play, Writing prompt: What is your favourite sport
5th letter: Help Wanted ad.. and Apply to Be an Elf application
6th letter: Need help getting back home, map
Literacy Center Activities:
-Christmas Light Words (make words on string out of Christmas light letters)
-Ornament Letter Worms (sensory activity with play doh to make letters)
-Sight word mystery code
-6 writing prompts for writing centers
- Fill in missing letters on Christmas lights game
- Les mots ‘in’ activity
Math Center Activities:
-Ornament Number Ordering
-Simple Addition Mystery Code game
-Fill in missing numbers on Christmas lights game
-Measure the present, elf activity
-Dreidel Math Problem
-Pattern Extension Activity
-Santa Math Problem