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‘Twas the Week Before Christmas Break

Winter Break is just around the corner, and we have been busy, busy, busy!  Even though this time of year is absolutely crazy, it’s a fun kind of crazy.  I always feel like I want to squeeze in so many fun things, but there just isn’t enough time.
We just finished up our unit on measurement in math.  In all honesty, it is one of my least favorite things  to teach in math.  However, these measurement trees were the PERFECT way to practice measuring in inches. 
I pinned these a couple years ago from Mrs. Lee’s Kindergarten, and have loved doing them every since.  Jen, from Teacher by the Beach, gave me the idea to use scrapbook paper instead of regular construction paper.  Genius! 
I had a bunch of random scrapbook paper in my room that I cut into 8 inch x 1 inch strips.  The students measured and cut the strips from 1 inch to 7 inches.  Then, they glued them in order to make their tree.
I gave them each a sticky foam star that I bought from Meijer.  When they were finished, the students painted snow with q-tips and white paint.
Even our elf loved their pictures.
We have also been working on a readers theater that we will be performing for other classes tomorrow and Friday.
I wanted to come up with something a little different, so I wrote a readers theater called ‘Twas the Day Before Christmas Break.
My class is so excited to perform it tomorrow.
 Plus, I have to say, they are doing an AMAZING job!
If you want to check out this readers theater script, click on the picture below.

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