Santa Contraction Match

The crazy excitement your students show during the holiday season can make teaching rather difficult! You and your students are anticipating a much needed long holiday break. Sometimes you feel that it’s not worth teaching the curriculum during this time. But, including curriculum-based, holiday themed activities will solve your problem and continue with learning with […]


It’s the holiday season and your class is so excited about the holiday break! But you still have to teach even to the last minute before they leave for the rest of the year. When I sit down to plan my year, I like to plan my procedural writing unit around this time. It’s really […]

Onset and Rime Holiday Word Building

The craziness and excitement of the holiday season can definitely make teaching challenging.  You’re tired.  Students are excited about the long holiday break.  You need to continue with your curriculum and keep your students engaged.  This onset and rime holiday word building activity is great to not only work on building words, but it gets […]

Gingerbread Literacy Activities

Gingerbread activities are some of my favorite holiday activities.  There are so many great ideas out there that will keep your learners engaged during the craziness of the holiday season.  If you know me, I love all things literacy so creating engaging gingerbread literacy activities was so easy and fun! Gingerbread Books I love reading […]

Literacy Rotation System

Planning and organizing literacy stations can be tough!  On top of everything else you have to do, sometimes just asking your students to read while you meet with small groups is easier.  But is that the best use of all your time?  I’ve perfected my stations with this literacy rotation system.  It’s easy to follow […]

Disguise a Turkey Class Project

If only a turkey could talk..what would they say around this time of year? I’m sure we all know what they would say.  Try asking a kindergartener or first grader.  Even a second grader will make you laugh if you ask the same question.  That’s why I love this turkey project that I assign my […]