Wednesday, December 19, 2012

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Last night, as I was doing my nightly Pinteresting I came arcoss a "Snowflakes for Sandy Hook" pin. The students from Sandy Hook will be attending a new school when they return in January. The PTA is going to be creating a "Winter Wonderland" throughout the school and are asking schools around the country to make and send snowflakes. Check out the article here.  

This morning our kiddies got going on making and decorating snowflakes to send.  They turned out so cute!! We are sending a HUGE box full. :) 

Today was full of projects!
We did a "Santa's Stuck" writing.  This can be found in our Hopping Through the Holidays Pack

   Tomorrow our kids will climb aboard the Polar Express in their pjs. 
I transform the room into the train (thanks Beth Newingham for the idea)! 

As they walk into the classroom they are given a round trip ticket to the North Pole. Before boarding the train they are served a cup of hot chocolate and their ticket is clipped.  While enjoying their hot chocolate I read the story.  We then have a bunch of fun activities (all Polar Express related) to complete throughout the day.  We end the fun with the movie and a venn diagram to compare and contrast the book and movie! 


  1. I found you through the tpt forum. I'm your newest follower!! Stephanie

  2. What a great activity! I love surprising the kids with a "room rearrange" before a big event. We set up our desks in a "circle" on Friday and they were so excited.

  3. Hi! I also found you in the TPT forum. I am a second grade teacher in Ohio. Looking forward to following you!

    EduKate and Inspire

  4. I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! This award is for blogs with less than 200 followers. It will help other bloggers find and follow you! You can find out more about it over at my blog:

    Pam Ballingall
    Pocketful of Centers

  5. I just stumbled across your blog and am in love with it! Your santa is stuck idea is absolutely adorable! I can't wait to read more. Happy holidays!

    Elementary School Garden

  6. thanks for sharing.