The elf is watching and reporting back to Santa. Students write why they think that they should be on Santa's "nice" list. Includes a Santa's List poster to use as a good-behavior motivator.
Have your students pretend to become the gingerbread man and fill in the blanks on the girl or boy writing prompt page. To make things more believable, and to practice research skills, encourage students to include factual information about the place they want to run to, using lots of description in their "ed-venture". Have students do a rough draft and underline their adjectives to make sure they have enough. To help explain what you want your students to do, I've included a completed sample.
I LOVED designing this gingerbread writing and activity packet and hope you have oodles of fun with your kiddo's doing these interesting activities.
Get students excited to write with these interesting writing prompts. Includes a class book, travel journal + diary pages.
Getting your students excited about writing, and WANTING to write, can be a bit difficult. I've found that if children have an interesting writing prompt to jump start their brains, they WILL be enthusiastic and get right down to business! Give them a choice of any of these six, fun-scarecrow writing prompts, perfect for Daily 5 or your writing block.
After reading Eric Carle's The Very Busy Spider, have each student fill out the student page. Collect and collate into a class book. To add extra pizzazz, print off 2 copies of your class's school photo, and cut your students' heads into ovals. Glue a set to the webs on the cover (You can leave them as kids or turn them into spiders with a black marker) and include a photo of yourself in the top web. Have students glue their photo to the spider on their page.
All sorts of writing activities with a Christopher Columbus theme: Two class books, a trace-cut & glue booklet, venn diagram, KWL, several adjective activities + fast facts about Columbus to test reading comprehension and supply information for students to complete some of the wriitng activities.
This is a quick, easy and fun way to have your students practice their writing skils and cover quite a few Common Core Standards. Includes a page for the 1st day of school, + a writing prompt for each month, and culminates with a page for the entire year. Great for Daily 5 and to share with parents at conferences, to show improvement. Completed projects make an awesome keepsake.