Christmas Around the World

Cyber Monday is soon approaching.  I will be having a sale on TPT and it might be a good time to grab some Christmas items. 

My top seller during the Christmas season is my Christmas Around the World, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa Reader's Theater unit. 
Included are 28 child parts in a Reader’s Theatre format.
-The parts tell the audience the traditions of their country from the point of view of a child.
-Each country featured has two child parts.
-Hanukkah and Kwanzaa parts are also featured as part of the presentation.

Here is a look at the one page scripts.
Then on the other side you place the girl and boy pictures. 
These are set up great for performing these scripts in front of parents or other classes.
Also included are Christmas around the world booklets where students can write about what they learned about each country.
Your students will come away learning so much about other countries and their traditions.
Happy Shopping to you all!


Whew! It is done.  A new Unit. Whew, I"ll say it again because I am glad.  This unit is on Weather. We had our weather unit this fall. It was a lot of fun.  Here are some samples of what we did in the classroom.
Check out the unit here.

We emphasized  the four elements of weather-moisture, wind, air pressure and temperature.  My students were paired up and they created the posters.  We also sorted seasons and discussed why and how we have them. 

Each day for a week my students tracked the weather in their weather journals.  They had fun doing this and learned how to look up the weather on their i-pads. We also graphed the weather during our entire unit as you can see we had a lot of partly cloudy days.  

When we studied clouds we made these fun cloud posters.  The brilliant idea came from Jennifer White at First Grade Blue Skies.  You can grab her free unit here.
Here is a good look at the unit.  This is my unit preview.

Ok, so do you get why I said Whew! A little labor of love. I think I included it all. 
Now I'll be working on a little Christmas unit...

Turkey Facts

Turkeys, Native Americans and Pilgrims oh my! 
It is that time of year again.  Hear is a quick look at my 
turkey facts unit.
We wrote a poem on facts about turkeys!
Here is a sample page of the text on turkeys.
This is a great pack on informational text writing about turkeys.
Included in this pack....

Information on turkeys, graphic organizers for writing a poem or research paper and final draft pages.
Cards that contain information on turkeys is also included that can be displayed in a pocket chart for easy reference.

Also included is a turkey and penguin compare and contrast activity. This activity is to be done as a whole group lesson that you can do with your students that compares turkey characteristics to penguins.

Writing and learning about turkeys is a lot of fun and the information can be made into a great bulletin board when you have your students draw and paint a turkey!
Have a great week!
You can grab this unit here.