Quick post tonight... just wanted to share some of the photos from what we have been up to in our classroom and recommend a new product!

Sneaky has an important job... watching over us!

Hiding in our marbles... what team will fill their cup first?!

We made our own elves with this glyph.  Click HERE to download the patterns.

Hard at work!

Love those polka dots!

All done!

My bloggy buddy Lisa over at Growing Firsties just came out with her S.T.A.R. Readers pack.  And guess what?  She asked me to be one of her contributing editors.  I was so flattered!  S.T.A.R. Readers is a foundation for a reading workshop.  It stands for Study, Think, Ask, Respond.  It is 82 pages of goodness!  And the best part?  It's on sale right now.  Hop on over to her TPT Store and check it out!

On another note... I am one follower away from 50.  So excited!!!  When I hit that magic number I'll definitely need to have a giveaway.  Hopefully I can figure out that Rafflecopter thingamajig!  

Ten more days of school until Christmas break... we can make it!  
It is officially the holiday season!  There are 23 days until Christmas.  (And 19 days until we begin our Christmas break at 3:30... but really, who's counting?)  This week I'm kicking Christmas into full gear in my classroom.

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I'm makin' my list, and checkin' it twice!  I started my holiday preparations by stocking up at the TpT Cyber Sale.  Here are some of the goodies I snatched up for December...

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And I picked up a few things for future social studies units...

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This weekend I got my stockings ready to hang by the chimney with care.  I always label each stocking with a student's name in puffy paint, and hang them on the windows at the beginning of December.  Then on the last day of school before break I fill them with my Christmas gift (a book from Scholastic) and yummy treats.  My firsties go crazy when they see them all filled up!

And, of course, I wrapped my holiday read alouds.  I found this idea on Pinterest in the spring and have been waiting all year to do it!  I added date labels to mine, because I have a certain order I like to read my December books in.  

A lil' "Home Alone" action on the TV.  LOVE my holiday movies!

All wrapped up!

Our Elf on the Shelf will be making his debut tomorrow...

I am so excited to start all the holiday fun in my classroom!!  Now hopefully my kiddos can have fun learning and not go TOO crazy...
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