Happy Holidays!

We decorated cookies at our holiday party, of course. :)

It's a tradition to watch, "Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer," with my kinders. I am NOT a big fan of watching movies. Ever (even at home). But I left the subtitles on, so the kids could read also, while watching the movie!

I bought board games for the class for centers.

We made "Reindeer Food".

Ingredients: oatmeal and sugar sprinkles.

Then, the kinders have been making handprint calendars for the last month as a gift to their families. Silly me, I forgot to take a picture of December with Santa. Above, is the back of the calendar. The pictures are backwards. Here is the site where I got the poems from, then I copied them into Word...

I typed every student's birthday and special school events.

The front!

We wrapped them in (new) trash bags. A few student helpers actually did it for me while I tied the bows with curling ribbon.

To/From gift tags.

We also had a Rabbi come in to teach the children about Hanukkah.
They loved playing with the dreidels!

Lastly, as a center, I had the children write in "snow" (sugar) as a center on cookie sheets. One week, we used flashcards to copy the print. The next week, we sounded out winter words and wrote them in the snow.


  1. I love, love, love that calendar!! I would love to do that this year...I think I will do that when we are learning the months of the year and just keep it until Christmas. Do you have the poems/saysings you had for each month next to the handprints? If so, I'd love to 'borrow' it :)

  2. I would also love a copy of the sayings that you have for each month. I totally love your website and am amazed at the time and effort you put into your classroom and projects!

  3. Thank you!! Here is where I got the poems from...