Sunday, December 14, 2014

Spotlight on Christmas Freebies

Happy Sunday! I'm so glad that this is the last Sunday that I will have the Sunday blues for a few weeks. 

It's been a rough few weeks at my school. It is hard to imagine a tragedy happening to your own school. For a few days, it just felt like a bad dream. Thank you to everyone who prayed for my school community. The prayers have brought us peace and we have been so thankful to receive so much support from schools from all around.

Thank you to my friend Tracy, at Creekside Teacher Tales, for sending cards to my students from her school. These cute cat cards were included plus some others. I forgot to take a picture of the cards that used her freebie below. My students loved seeing the pictures the students drew and especially since they were from a different state.
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 Okay, if this is you lately, I'm going to share some fabulous freebies from TPT that will keep your kiddos engaged and learning this week. If you pin anything from this post, please pin from the original source or from TPT.

Check out these fun freebies from Denise at Sunny Days in Second Grade.  My kiddos love playing Scoot and the word work activities are so fun too!

If you need to keep your sanity this week before Christmas, check out these holiday thank you cards from Halle at Across the Hall in 2nd Grade. These can keep you organized when your students start bringing in gifts.

I love these sentence scrambles from Halle too. These will keep my kiddos busy.  I think that's all I can ask for this week.

These great freebies are from Rachel Lynette. She has these for pretty much every season and the kiddos love them. I usually turn one of her Would You Rather questions into a writing activity and I love the creative responses I get. Analogies are so great for critical thinking.

My kiddos always need help with main idea so this freebie from Tracy at Creekside Teacher Tales is just perfect.

If you are looking for a quick and easy bulletin board idea, check out this freebie from Linda Kamp of Around the Kampfire.

 If you are looking for more gingerbread fun, check out this free craft from Alisha at The Bubbly Blonde.

We are working on counting money in math right now and some of my kiddos are having a hard time. I love this game from Katie King from Queen of the First Grade Jungle for some extra review.

Place value is always a skill that we need to practice. Love this brand-new freebie from Rachel Lamb of The Tattooed Teacher.

Last but not least, I finished some new word searches today that your kiddos will love. Check out these freebies by clicking on any of the images below.

If you are trying to make your life easier this week and need something planned out for you, I have 3 mini-lesson packs in my TPT store for Christmas books. These lessons are really easy to implement and have a detailed lesson plan for you to follow.  I'm using these this week to review important comprehension skills but also to have a little fun with Christmas themed books.
Have a great week! Here's hoping that this week goes by quickly and smoothly.
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