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GIANT gingerbread boys and girls

This is my favorite gingerbread activity. My students love picking somewhere for their giant gingerbread boy or girl to run to and their gingerbread decorations are so creative. Bryn made my day when I went to take her picture and she pretended to take a big bite out of her giant gingerbread. My students love seeing these giant gingerbread boys and girls "running" down the hall outside our classroom. 
Teachers, it is not too late to make these with your students.
You can find this activity in my TpT Store.
Check out lots of other gingerbread ideas HERE.
Mrs. Bell

a sale some freebies and a giveaway

Get your carts ready for the 
Grab lots of winter freebies in The Reading Crew blog hop!
 Enter to win 12 winter books to share with your students!
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Mrs. Bell

Reading In A Winter Wonderland Blog Hop

Welcome to the Reading in a Winter Wonderland and 12 BOOK GIVEAWAY blog hop brought to you by several literacy loving bloggers! As you hop through the blog links at the bottom of this post, collect some awesome winter FREEBIES, as well as the mystery words (blue words) in each post. My mystery word is reader. You can print and use THIS form to help you keep track of the mystery words. After you visit all the blogs, enter for your chance to win the 12 books in these posts! My post is part of the K-2 Hop, but there is also a 3 & Up Hop. Check out the 3 & Up Hop HERE.

My FREEBIE goes along with the book 
The Reader by Amy Hest. 
This is a sweet story about a boy and his dog who travel 
to a nice spot in the snow to play and read their favorite book together. 
My Kindergarten learners need lots of practice identifying story elements. Use this freebie to help your students identify characters and the setting in this story, retell the story and turn & talk about the story. These activities can be used during a week long study of this story or as a focus lesson for one of these skills.

Grab my freebie HERE.
Hop through these blogs to collect more FREEBIES.

Now it is time to enter to win some books!
Don't forget that my mystery word is reader.
Mrs. Bell

Feeling Thankful

Feeling thankful for these adorable little turkeys, who call themselves chickens:) 
They did a great job singing and playing the bells during their 
Thanksgiving Celebration. 
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Thanks Miss Kindergarten for our turkey headband inspiration!
Mrs. Bell

tree scientist + police and firemen + Eric Litwin = a busy week

This week we my little scientist studied trees and recorded the parts of a tree, a fall tree and things made of wood in their Learning Notebooks. Our local police and firemen visited our school to talk about how they are important to our community. 
Eric Litwin had everyone singing and dancing to his Pete the Cat and Nut Family books during his visit. Enjoy these pictures from our busy week...

Mrs. Bell