Thu
18 Dec
2014
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Last weeks before Christmas break

Do you all feel as exhausted as I do? I need this Christmas break more than ever!
We have been working really hard. 
This week I kept adding more Santa buntings.

I already explained everything about this buntings in the previous post. But I wanted to give big shout out: IKEA has this great red hangers half price now that Christmas is almost here. I will be buying more as they saved me some time.
I also got more double side wrapping paper. I cannot pass a deal 😉

We also created beautiful Christmas trees. I love this cute idea. Here is the pinspiration: KROKOTAG TREES

The best part is that they can stick it into a flowerpot to decorate.

We were studying arctic animals and I could not pass the opportunity to create this cute penguins. The idea is from For the Love of Art. Thanks!

I am linking with the great Amy Lemons for this part:

We decorated the whole school this year. This is my classroom door.

But my favorite part are this First Grade Blue Skies Elfs. I purchased this craftivity long time ago and it is my favorite so far.
The kids wrote elf stories and the hanged them. They are so proud!

 Here is the link to the craft: ELF CRAFTIVITY.
SO WORTH IT!

Mon
08 Dec
2014
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Santa is everywhere!

We are getting our classroom ready for the holidays. This was Santa’s week. The kids loved this directed drawing I found on pinterest:
It was super easy following the steps.

Then we cut all the drawings and glue them onto doublesided wrapping paper.

  
The kids did and amazing job!

There are many different crafts on krokotak.com

We will try more next week.
Visit the store if you like our newest Santa craftivity:

Sat
15 Nov
2014
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Bye bye Fall

We have been working on Proper Nouns and Common nouns. If you have been following for a while you know that I would not miss the opportunity to create a craft. So we created these Fall trees and I asked the kids to classify the nouns (Proper Nouns on the left/Common Nouns on the right). We also added the definition in the little boxes.
Get the pattern here (English & Spanish). I added some blank leaves to write their own nouns.
On the other hand I finished my Fall crafts with the first grade classrooms. I love being the Art Teacher! We created cute Fall leaves in a very short session. 
First we glued a leave in the middle of a yellow paper. Then added some colorful strips of paper as borders. 
The kids added the eyes made of punched circles and drew the arms and legs. It worked great and they were really proud of them! :)

I did not invented this craft myself I just used a cheap version of this one leaf people from Mess for Less.