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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Grinch Christmas Activities for The Grinch Who Stole Christmas Book

I know that I am doing a Grinch Theme with my students for the month of December to keep them engaged until Christmas break!  I will be posting a lot of  fun Grinch Activities, so stay tuned! Especially, this week!

Color by Number Grinch Words Booklet{A Grinchy Writing and coloring Activity}

This activity can be adapted to Middle school, if you have your students look up the words and find the sentence in the book where the Grinch uses it in his dialogue!  

It is already adapted for elementary students, so use it as a wonderful supplement with the Book, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

This Wonderful Book is a MUST HAVE for teachers! And why not steal the show at school and get you an adorable Grinch Shirt like this one :-)  I did- I am wearing my again this year!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Christmas and Winter Science Activities!

I LOVE Science!  It is a great way to engage your students and keep them wanting to learn more!

Here are a few of my favorite Christmas Science Activities that I do with my kids!

Wintry Blast-tivities is a Steal for a Deal of Science for the Winter Season!

Popcorn can be done when studying Thanksgiving and you needs a science activity, too!

Go ahead and get a Great Bundle of Holiday Science!!!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Thanksgiving Science Activity! Pumpkin Pie in a Bag

This Packed Activity is a hit with many Teachers and is a best seller!  Just read the reviews!  It could fit perfectly into a middle school science classroom or an elementary classroom!

Pumpkin Pie in a Bag! (Science , Literacy AND a Craftitivity!!!!)

This Engaging Activity can easily be a combined Science AND Literacy Lesson! The students will be creating Pumpkin Pie in a zip-lock bag using just a few ingredients! They will be exploring, creating, observing, predicting, and drawing as they go through the process to make the dessert. And then, write about how to make their yummy mixture in a "how-To" format along with an adorable Pumpkin Pie Dessert Cup Craft! Teacher information sheet included as well as all student activity sheets and templates. Enjoy! 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Grinch Christmas Activities for Middle School

So, I did this activity with my Middle Schoolers!  Yes, even 8th graders LOVED it!  It can be adapted from 1-8th!   What a way to bring character education into a lesson using the Grinch around Christmas time!  I promise you will love it, to!

I you Give the Grinch your Friendship...

This Activity is inspired by Laura Numeroff's adorable "If you Give.." books and becomes a wonderful Literacy and Character Education Lesson all about friendship, kindness and LOVE!   This pack includes a variety of different choices to do the activities, depending on the level your students are at in their writing etc.  I am so excited about this Super CUTE Grinch activity and am even planning to do it with my kiddos next week as we kick off a Grinch week at my campus.
Here is what is included:
  • "If you give the Grinch your Friendship," Individual booklet activity where the students write their own ideas on each page and illustrate their words
  • "If you give the Grinch your Friendship,"  Grinch Craftivity and writing prompt. (the Grinch is made of hearts) super sweet! Examples and directions all included!
  • A List of Story Starters, created by Me, that you can use to have your younger students write and then illustrate in a 10 page booklet.(or if you just want to make it Easy on yourself, or you dont have as much time to let them come up with their own story)
  • Pre- Engagement activities to get the students thinking in the right direction before they begin the main activitiy: "How to be a friend to a Grinch brainstorming, "Why do you think the Grinch is mean and acts like a bully?"  Why is it important to be kind and loving to others, especially bullies? " A "How To" writing activity of "How to be a friend to the Grinch."

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Free Middle School Thanksgiving Activity!

Found this Awesome  Turkey Fun Facts Slide Show with a Built in Quiz at the end!  It also has a recording sheet for the students to use while doing the multiple choice quiz from the slide show!

Perfect for Science or any Thanksgiving Theme!  It is Free, too!

Link to Free Turkey Slide Show and Recording Sheet: http://engaginglessons.net/2015/11/07/free-fall-activities-and-lesson-plans/

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Free Veterans Day Printables!

Are you looking for something Quick, Easy, just Print and Go, AND FREE to acknowledge Veterans Day with your students?  I did this with my kids and it helped them learn what "the big deal" is about Veterans Day.  You would be shocked at how so many (adults included) do not know the meaning behind Veterans Day!

I found this Freebie Veterans Day Handout and Printable.  We completed the activity and then shared our responses.  It worked in Middle School perfectly, so I am sure it would work for Elementary, as well...simple and gets the point across.

Link to Veterans Day Free Printable and a Handout: Free Veterans Day Activitiy