Wow, one more week till Christmas. Who knew this year would fly by in an instant. So how did you go with your resolutions for this year?! One of mine was 'do not make unrealistic lists.' and guess what?....I have a notebook specifically called 'urgent to do lists'. :P...Anyhow, onto THIS 'to do', I'd like to introduce you to a unit called 'Santa's Wacky Reindeer' filled with fun activities and centers for classrooms or homeschoolers.
It has its own comptency list which allows the teacher to tick off what the child is competent in and as a result, identify strengths and areas of work.
Some activities included in the unit I particularily LOVE. One of them requests the student to use their imagination one of Santa's helpers' jobs and in this case it is Pipsy the clumbsy reindeer! They are asked to draw one of these jobs (which are listed) or imagine a new one. This really helps train the child's imagination especially before writing. Do you hear this often in your class... 'but miss....what do I write about?'. Well, in hopes to tackle this problem, it's well worth it to use a lead into writing. The next favorite activity is called 'English Verbs and Nouns' in assisting students in developing and identifying their parts of speech - this'll be an excellent addition at the end of the year! Have a look at the snapshots below:
Finally, I'd like to conclude to let you know that there is a FREE preview of this unit full of 2 centers of math and 2 centers of literacy. You can find this here. Or you can purchase the full unit here.
Would like to wish you a merry Christmas and trully hope that the new year brings you an abundance of prosperity and joy!