Friday, December 13, 2013

Penguins & Holidays!

I'm linking up with 5 for Friday today with a little penguin & holiday fun...

I've been dying to weave my love of penguins into my curriculum the past 2 years and this year, with a unit ending 2 weeks before the break and not wanting to fully start our next unit gave me the PERFECT opportunity! Especially since we are moving from fiction to nonfiction... I could read fiction penguin books, make the transition to non-fiction, then compare fiction and nonfiction, oh how I love when the stars align!

Thanks to Amy Lemons' penguin unit I have all kinds of craftivities and printables to use this past week and this coming week to help us try to enjoy this cold! Click the photo below to get your own copy!

New door decs for December! Penguin themed of course. My kiddos made these craftivities from Amy Lemon's unit above! I loved that one of my ladies picked the big blue bow tie to put in their penguin's hair!

Much love to Scholastic for their points that have been helping me build my classroom library over the past 2 years. This time, they helped me to buy presents for each of my kiddos. I loved that they had a "2nd grade" pack with multiple copies of multiple levels so that I could get a just right book for each kiddo.

Gotta love snow days (except for when you're making them up in June!) See my last post to get the recipes for these delicious goodies!

Be on the lookout for posts this weekend on some of my kiddos latest guided reading picks...

Now it's time to get snowed in for the weekend with the hubby & the puppy!

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    1. Thank you! And they are delicious (I am trying not to eat them all before Christmas!) They also freeze well in case you do want to save them for the holidays :)

  2. This is the first time I've come across your blog, and I'm glad I did! I found your blog on Doodle Bugs :)
    I teach 2nd grade, too! Your Christmas tree is beautiful and your students will love the books you ordered for them!

    Seconds at the Beach

    1. Thanks for leaving the link to your blog, on first glance at your 5 for Friday post I LOVE the gingerbread girl/boy Venn diagram, and can't wait to check out the rest of your blog.

      Also thank you for the wonderful compliments & please check out the rest of my blog too :)

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    1. Thanks so much, my kiddos LOVED making them :)

  4. Love the penguin theme! And I completely agree that giving children books as gifts is one of the best teacher gifts!

    Butterflying Through Teaching

    1. Thanks for your comment, can't wait to check our your blog!


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