Pretty paper, pretty ribbons
of blue.....

I'm wrapping up three
favorite pins just for you.....
Welcome friends!
I'm back this week after surviving my big OTES observation and evaluation, and am just SO relieved to be done with it all....until next semester, at least!  I am celebrating my happy moment by joining in
for the first of what is going to be a monthly linky party hosted by....

 It is an open event, so if you are a fellow blogger, please join in the fun!  I have to admit that I am not the most Pinterest savvy person, and know that my boards need a bit more "rhyme and reason," but I've chosen three of my favorite holiday" pins that you might like to use in your classroom as the countdown to winter break continues!

If you follow me on Instagram, you already know about my OBSESSION with the this Olaf backpack I found while shopping last weekend!

He has become Room #2's "Snowman on the Shelf" this month, and has delivered "Feel Better Bags" to our adult helpers who've had terrible colds, word work with snow-related compound words and rhymes to complete, and a white "blanket of snow" for the class to sort pictures of animals that hibernate, migrate, or adapt over or under the snow during our Science lesson!  My class can't wait to see what he has waiting for them every morning, and I think we just might have to have a "Make Your Own Olaf" party soon and listen to Disney's FROZEN soundtrack!  This pin from One Creative Mommy has great directions, with step-by-step pictures of the process and a list of  supplies needed!  Too cute for words!

We begin a geometry unit this month that will continue into January, and what better way to combine Math and Art than with pattern block snowflakes???  My district has a media center that will cut shapes for me if I send them the construction paper, and this project will be a perfect extension activity after we read Snowflake Bentley, written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and illustrated by
Mary Azarian!


For some reason, I cannot get the #3 button to upload this evening, so here
is my third Pinterest pick without it....

These easy paper plate projects can extend MANY different holiday read aloud experiences and compliment a whole slew of different writing activities!  I am just going to buy a big pack of them
the next time I am at the grocery store, dig through my scrapbook paper and pom pom stash, round up some jingle bells at my local craft store, and let my students have a holly jolly good time!

Speaking of shopping, I am off to do some this evening, so I will wish you a wonderful weekend, and hope you'll check some of these fabulous Pinterest ideas posted by my fellow blogger buddies!  If you'd like to follow my boards, here is the link:

As always, continue to teach your children well, share your story,
hold a song in your heart
and keep dreaming!

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