Christmas Favorites

I know I might have said this before, but Christmas is my FAVORITE time of the year!!  Here are a few of the things I love doing during this time of year in our classroom.

This Fireplace
Classroom Fireplace, www.JustTeachy.com
This cardboard fireplace was passed down to me from one of my favorite coworkers before she retired.  I have no idea how old it is, but I'm just glad it still holds up year after year!  I love the ambiance it adds to our room!


Felt Candy Cane Mice
Candy Cane Mice, www.JustTeachy.com
My mom gave me the pattern for these adorable mice many years ago, and I've been making them for my students ever since.


Christmas Tree Counting Cards
Christmas Tree Counting Cards: Number Recognition, Counting, One-to-One Correspondence, www.JustTeachy.com
We've been working on number recognition, counting, and one-to-one correspondence with our Christmas Tree Counting Cards.  (You can grab these in my TpT store.) Students can use mini erasers, beads, pom poms, buttons, or any other small manipulatives to place on the trees.
Christmas Tree Counting Cards, number recognition, number order, Counting, One-to-One Correspondence, www.JustTeachy.com


 Gingerbread Men (or Women) Ornaments
Gingerbread Men Ornaments, www.JustTeachy.com Gingerbread Men Ornaments, www.JustTeachy.com
Each year we make these gingerbread men ornaments as part of our parent gifts.  I, or a lovely assistant, cuts the gingerbread man shapes out of poster board.  If we have brown poster board we'll use that, but if not, we use white and the students color them brown.  Then they add googly eyes, beans, and ric rac for all the details.


Christmas Themed Pictures for the Light Table 
Light Table Activities:Numbers, Shapes, Seasons, Letters, CVC Words, www.JustTeachy.com

Light Table Activities:Numbers, Shapes, Seasons, Letters, CVC Words, www.JustTeachy.com
This year, I added some themed pictures to my Light Table Activities Packet.  These are a couple of the Christmas themed pictures that I added.  The students use the glass stones to fill in the pictures.
Light Table Activities:Numbers, Shapes, Seasons, Letters, CVC Words, www.JustTeachy.com


Christmas Lightbulb Letters 
Christmas Lightbulb letters: alphabetical order, sight words, www.JustTeachy.com
The kiddos have been having so much fun putting the alphabet in order with these lightbulbs!  They can also make sight words or spell their names.  
I hung some green yarn on the whiteboard to act like the wire for the lightbulbs and each lightbulb has a magnet on the back so it will stick to the whiteboard.  If you don't have a magnetic board, you can always hang some yarn or string anywhere else and use small clothespins to clip the lightbulbs to it.
(These lightbulb letters can be found in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.)
Christmas Lightbulb letters: alphabetical order, sight words, www.JustTeachy.com


Christmas Sensory Tub
Christmas Sensory Tub, www.JustTeachy.com
Each month I add a new sensory tub to our Fine Motor Center. So of course this month's tub has a Christmas theme! (I have these tubs in the fine motor center because I always add tweezers, tongs, and scoopers to manipulate the items.)

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