Saturday, December 13, 2014

Last of My Plans for December!!!

It's December.
In Kindergarten.
Praise God.
It's the weekend.

We have had such a wonderful week, honestly, my kiddos are the sweetest!  But there is something about December that brings out the crazy!  We have had a busy few weeks with Christmas concerts and performances, visitors from other buildings and districts observing in my classroom, and the end of the quarter assessments.  With all of that being said, December has been wonderful!

We used this week to wrap up our Gingerbread unit.  We had a BLAST!  My kids love hearing the different versions.  And honestly, I LOVE reading them.  I think it comes out when I read.  I was told several times this week "Mrs. Bohnert we love when you read to us!"  Be still my teacher heart!

We compared and contrasted the originals and made a big gingerbread house to display our findings. It was so fun to hear, "That's the same!" or "That's different!" as we read each version.  They were totally into it!  We also made some sweet gingerbread men to match.  I love how creative each kiddo was!


We also used my new craftivity 'Cookies for Santa' to practice subtraction.  Didn't these turn out so cute?  I love when math is hands on and meaningful and my kids loved doing it too.

I was able to differentiate for each child.  Some I gave more cookies to and allowed them to come up with their own subtraction sentence.  Others I gave fewer but still allowed.  And still others I controlled the craft by telling them how many cookies to give Santa and how many he will eat.  To grab this freebie, click on the picture below.

In science, we used gingerbread cookies to talk about five senses...

and then used Deanna Jump's Gingerbread Unit to graph our first gingerbread bites!

This week is our last week before Christmas and we are busy yet again!  My daughter's class Christmas party is Wednesday afternoon so I'm taking time off to be with her.  Then Thursday is Polar Express/Pajama Day and Friday is party day ad my Madi's 5th birthday!  We still have a lot to learn and review including finishing up our second quarter sight words.  We will be using my new Whole Group Shared Reading Set (Week 17) to learn and practice the words 'for' and 'have' along with talking about GIVING during the holiday season.

Here are my plans for this week!  Lots of fun will be had!

I whipped up two little activities for my kiddos.  The first is a subtraction review page.  We will be assessing this week and I hope this gives us just a little more practice with this skill. You can grab this freebie by clicking the pictures below!

My kiddos this year LOVE to color so I thought I would create a fun coloring page for our party day.  This will be a nice relaxing, fun way to start the day!  Click on the picture for this FREEBIE!

I'll be back to post later this week about our party plans and fun gifts for the kiddos.  Until then, enjoy your weekend all!




  1. Thanks for the coloring page! This week is all about the gingerbread in my room. :-) Hoping to be better from a second bout of bronchitis, so I can enjoy the fun. The Urgent Care has gotten lots of my $ in the last two weeks!
    Chrissy ReadWriteSing

  2. My kid had also a blast December in Phoenix kindergarten, but the gingerbread house that you have shared here is really interesting and lovely. Dear, also the idea of learning about Subtraction is interesting with “Cookies for Santa' method. I am going to use this method to learn Addition and subtraction to me kid.

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