This is my absolute favorite time of year. All the lights and decorations and snow make me so happy.
My family has a tradition that we always put up our tree the first weekend in December and I make homemade caramel corn for us to eat while we decorate. So this isn’t exactly educational but who doesn’t love a good recipe and a little food porn!
So, first off you need 24 cups of air popped popcorn and you should preheat the oven to 225 F.
|Isn’t my popcorn maker pretty?!|
|This is what 24 cups of popcorn looks like.|
|Mmmmmm sugar and butter.|
|Finally, EAT and ENJOY!|
Here’s how our tree turned out (we don’t have a fancy tree, it’s mostly kid decorations and cutesy ornaments that I have received as gifts over the years):
|We’ve been working on Beginning, Middle and End in both reading and writing.|
|Look at how awesomely large this is for the students to be able to see the pictures and even help with the words! It has taken my read alouds to a whole new level.|
I photocopied the story so that we could highlight important parts of the text:
|This is a super cute mentor text for teaching letter writing. We’re using it to learn about the parts of a letter but also how to have a Bold Beginning (Organization Trait)….and of course we are beginning our Santa letters this week.|
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