Each year I LOVE reading all of the different gingerbread books:
And of course,
We read the books, compare and contrast the books, etc.....
I decided to whip up some word work/literacy centers to use when reading the books:
There are 74 pages of sight word work all for only $3.00!!!!
The first is: Run, Run, As Fast As You Can! This is a fun sight words game with all 220 Dolch Sight Words. Use some of the words or all of the words, the words are leveled, so you can match the level with your students' needs.
The next activity is "Gingerbread Hunt". Try to catch the gingerbread boys and girls! This is a Read and Write the Room activity. There are 90 sight word cards to choose from, they are leveled into 5 levels (Pre-primer - Third Grade). There are 18 cards in each level (the most frequent sight words for each level are used). Hide the cards around the room and the students will go on a gingerbread hunt. When the find a card, they will read the word and then write the word on the answer sheet. There are two answer sheets included: one to use with 10 words (if you only want to hide 10 words) and one to use with 18 words (if you want a longer activity). I usually assign an extension activity for my fast workers/advanced group - it could be to pick 5 sight words from your answer sheet and write a sentence with each word on the back of the paper, write the words in ABC order, write each sight word 3x each, etc.....
The third activity is a Gingerbread House "Find the Hidden Sight Words" activity. There are three sheets with different levels of sight words. Choose the sheet that works best for your class or individual students (differentiation is a BIG thing at our school!). Use a magnifying glass or hand lens to search the picture for tiny hidden sight words and write the word next to it's corresponding number on the right. This is another activity where I might assign a follow-up activity (pick 5 words and write a sentence on the back, etc....). They can also color the gingerbread house when they finish! There are answer keys included for each level, so students can check their own work.
I've gotten my Christmas Tree, been shopping til I drop, and I'm getting into the holiday spirit! I have a fun little printable that I wanted to share, a little Christmas gift from me to you :)
I bought 10 oz bottles of hand sanitizer from the dollar store for this project. I have included pages in this download for you to print and make one bottle (one wrap and one tag on a page), several bottles (multiple wraps and tags per page) and a page that has the wrap in blackline only, I thought this might be a fun option to include so that a child could color the wrap (instead of printing in color).
This is a great (inexpensive) gift idea for parents, colleagues, friends, etc.... I like to give little gifts from my class to important people at school (administrators, support staff, school nurse, custodians, other teachers, etc..). My students LOVE it when we go to hand out our gifts to their recipients!!! This could also be a fun gift for students to take home as a gift to their parents.
This is SO easy to make! Just print it, cut it out, and wrap it around the bottle. I secured the back with a piece of tape. Then just add the tag with a piece of string or yarn. You can add a message (To & From) on the back of the tag.
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