Winter Holidays is a Math and Literacy-based resource that takes an historical approach to the Winter Holidays by teaching about the history of Winter Solstice celebrations and Santa Claus (we won't ruin it for Santa believers!) Students of all religions and beliefs can participate in our Common Core-aligned Winter Holidays Math and Literacy Unit.
Winter Holidays fosters Math and Literacy in History and Social Studies for 3rd-5th grade students through these Common Core-aligned hands-on activities:
• Nonfiction Informational Text about the History of Winter Solstice
• Questions to assess Informational Text Comprehension
• Winter Solstice Gift Wheel
• History of Santa Claus Nonfiction Informational Text
• Questions about Santa Claus to assess Informational Text Comprehension
• Letter to Santa (Don't worry, it's for BIG kids)
• Reindeer Mystery Puzzle using Number Pairs on a Coordinate Grid
• THREE Winter Holidays Math Worksheets featuring Number Patterns
In addition, students will make and play the FULL COLOR game Perfect Patterns to practice Number Patterns. (All game materials included!)
Winter Holidays Math and Literacy, aligned with these 3rd-5th Grade Common Core READING, WRITING, LANGUAGE, and MATH Standards (CC.RI.1, CC.RI.4, CC.RI.5, CC.RI.7, CC.Ri.10, CC.RF.3, CC.W.2, CC.W.4, CC.W.5, CC.W.6, CC.W.10, CC.SL.4, CC.L.2, CC.L.3, CC.3.OA.9, CC.4.OA.5, CC.5.OA.3), includes color versions of the lessons for your White Board, black and white masters of the lessons to make copies for your students, Answer Pages, and Grading Rubrics for the higher-level Writing activities.
Download the Winter Holidays Math and Literacy Preview to see the complete Table of Contents, Common Core Standard alignment, Lesson Plans, sample lessons, and activities.
OUR OTHER HOLIDAY RESOURCES FOR GRADES 3-5:
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS INTERACTIVE UNIT GRADES 3-5
HALLOWEEN MATH AND LITERACY GRADES 3-5
HOLIDAY MATH MYSTERY PUZZLE GRADES 3-5
BLACK HISTORY MYSTERY PUZZLES BUNDLE GRADES 3-6
ABRAHAM LINCOLN MYSTERY PUZZLE GRADES 3-6
GEORGE WASHINGTON MYSTERY PUZZLE GRADES 3-6
FREEBIE: ST. PATRICK'S DAY MYSTERY PUZZLE GRADES 3-6
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