Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Christmas Storybook Countdown + TPT Super Cyber Sale!

December is always a fun and stressful time for teachers! I love seeing the magic of the season through my students eyes but, I don't quite have enough energy to keep up with their level of enthusiasm for an entire month!

I always find that it is nice to have some quiet, calming activities to do during the day to help the students calm down, and to give me a little break too!  One of the calming activities I love to do with my class is to have a read aloud just for fun. I let the students lay down on the rug while they quietly listen to the story.

To add some extra fun you can do a Christmas Storybook Countdown advent calendar. At the beginning of December wrap one storybook for each day of school until Christmas Break. Then, when it is time for the daily read aloud choose a student to come choose a book to unwrap. The privilege of choosing and unwrapping the book each day can be a great incentive for good behavior!

You can get books for your Christmas Storybook Countdown at the library, from thrift stores, parent donations or on  I have included a few of my favorite Christmas/Winter/Holiday stories below.

Some of My Favorite Christmas/Holiday Books:
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While you are getting ready for December don't forget that Teachers Pay Teachers is having a Super Cyber Savings Sale on Dec 1st and 2nd. Use the coupon code: TPTCYBER to save 10% off. Everything in my store is an additional 20% off for a total of a 28% discount.

This sale would be a great time to buy some of my fun December products at a huge discount!
Prompts for Beginning Writers (December)Christmas Math Place Value Mystery Pictures 

                            Christmas Math and Literacy Printables- No Prep (Common Co