It's that time of year again! Every day the little people in your classroom get just a little more excited, and a little more wild. The ideas in this 84 page survival pack will help you make it until that happy day vacation starts! Guided reading stories, math, party games, parent present ideas, center game and much more! Activities are correlated to the Common Core Standards!
This pack includes:
Table of contents
Three guided reading stories
1. Second grade non-fiction story about reindeer written at a 2.7
2. Third grade non-fiction story, also about reindeer, written at a
3.5 reading level
3. Fourth grade non-fiction story about the North Pole written at
a 4.0 reading level
All guided reading stories include questions for before, during and after reading, vocabulary cards, two worksheets and an art activity for the rest of the class. All worksheets are correlated to the common core for that grade level.
Nine Christmas themed math sheets ranging in ability from second to fourth grade, correlated to the common core.
Directions for two "tried and true" presents students can make for parents
Directions for a teacher present to students
"Gingerbread" activity (no gingerbread needed!)
Behavior management activities
Christmas party game ideas
Center game with two levels of playing cards
Christmas joke pages
Comments about this resource include:
This is a great resource. I will be able to use it year after year. So glad it had more substance than just worksheets!!!
YAY!! Every teacher's dream. Congrats on ALL the work you put into this!! It is greatly appreciated!! I am so glad that I found this....I can't wait to use the stories...the students are going to love them...thank you again for sharing such a useful tool for those "crazy" days....
The kids enjoyed learning vocabulary and non-fiction reading strategies as they read about reindeer. I love how the materials are differentiated for multiple learning levels.
Outstanding!! There was something for all levels and the activities were great. Merry Christmas!
About this Teacher Author
National Board Certified Teacher (2001-2011), Masters in Curriculum, Gifted Certified, Cobb County Elementary Teacher of the Year, Addison Elementary Teacher of the Year, Bullard Elementary Teacher of the Year, Atlanta Journal and Constitution Honor Teacher finalist ($5000 award), District 3 Georgia Science Teacher of the Year, Author of seven books published by The Child's World Press, Wrote online k-12 social studies and language arts curriculum for Coca Cola, curriculum writer for CNN, curriculum writer for American Legacy Publishers 2009-2014, 25 years teaching experience in grades 1st-4th.
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Help! The Elves Are Driving Me Crazy! A Teacher's Christmas Survival Pack by Jan Bernard is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License