The holidays are a great time to continue to work on writing. Our students are always so eager to write letters to Santa or their elf!!
I love displaying my student's work around the classroom, and finding fun ways to hang it up! I LOVE using these placemats as a fun way to show off student's work. I use clothespins to hold up the work so that way I don't have to staple the work to the wall! I love these hanging clips too, because then I get to put things up and don't have to use my wall space!!
We found a new way to get our students writing this year, and one that didn't include a lot of prep, and gave them time to reflect on what they would like for Christmas. We read an amazing book called The Reindeer Wish. In the book the reindeer wishes he could be a part of Santa's sleigh. To help our students think about what they wished for we created this fun sheet for them to fill out. I loved seeing what they were wishing for.
Our elf day is one of our annual traditions and we LOVE it!! We use these awesome elves from Kayla, and then we have our students write about their adventures with their elf!! They LOVE it!!
Another great way to get students up and writing during this busy season is to have them write a class story. I have each student begin their story with one sentence based on the picture. Then they rotate and add another sentence to the next story. Then they rotate and add another sentence to the next story. The stories are a lot of fun to read when we are done!
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