I have completely neglected the blog. Life happens…
I had a daughter 11 months ago. We are beyond happy and super tired, so creating new stuff and posting on the blog was not a priority. In fact I have started this post so many times I had to edit the age of the baby twice. 😉
After a whole year at home with the baby I feel (almost) ready to go back to school.
Before leaving the class I packed most of my personal stuff into 6 big boxes and took them home. I still left a ton of personal stuff because I was feeling tired (pregnant). I wish I didn’t take so much home, because I ended having a wonderful sub, and everything was in perfect conditions.
I loved being a teacher again. I have an awesome group this year. I loved decorating the classroom and organizing everything. And I am enjoying read aloud time more than ever. During these months I have bought many books and I can’t wait to show them to my students.
After a whole month teaching half-day I love my new situation. I have my day in the classroom but I go back early enough to enjoy the afternoons as a mom. I don’t know how this is going to work with TpT but as you can see she is already helping. 😉
Don’t forget to grab this awesome freebie.
Happy New Year Everyone!
I am joining Iteachbilinguals linky party!
If you are in Spain you are still on Holiday. If you are a dual language teacher in the U.S. You will be back to school soon. So I think that this is a good freebie for you:
It is a Wise Men simple craftivity that you can use to write a letter to the Reyes Magos. It could be a Thank You letter if you go back to school on the 7th or you could just write a poem. That is what we did.
The printable file includes head and hands on one page, 2 beards for two students on the next page, 2 crowns for to students on the third page and the writing paper. If you want to create your own writing paper, the FREE border is from Kinda Art.
I highly recommend printing the face/hands page on colored paper to avoid extra coloring.
To do the crowns we first drew the top part, you can see each student has a different design on top. I asked them to make a few ‘big mountains’ instead or lots of tiny ones for easy cutting. Then we decorated with stickers.
If you are looking for more Reyes Magos resources visit last year post.
Have fun and enjoy the linky!
I loved this year Christmas celebration in our school. We did Polar Express on our last day before winter break. It was not a lot of work and the kids were superexcited. If you haven’t heard about it I highly recommend you doing a pinterest search for next year.
We decorated the classroom as a train and gave the students jingle bells in the end. It was magical.
We did some crafts too… So many I do not have photos of all of them:
The first one is this cute little elf by First grade Blue Skies:
We used foam instead of paper and it turned out ever cuter. 😉
We also did the snowman buddies we did last year but I totally let them to choose eyes, noses, hats… I love that they turned out so unique.
We did this awesome little craft too. This was pretty easy. Just print the body on light brown paper and decorate with crayons.
You can get a free pattern here:
This Christmas ball was a hit. We decorated them with the families.
In my school we always ask parents to come and help for a day. The kids love creating a family craft with them. This year we did Christmas balls.
First we gave them the white ornament and asked them to add Mod Podge and colored tissue paper. When they finished they could add
some all the glitter.
The next day we did tags to wrte their names and take them home.
And now that Christmas is over I can’t wait to get ready for the Next year! See you in 2016!