Teaching in December – Christmas 2014 Edition!

christmas2014headerHappy December! With the Cyber Monday + Tuesday sale starting today (on TPT), it’s a great time to stock up on classroom goodies! Here are a few Christmas-themed items for the teaching month ahead!

For more seasonal Little Red’s Treehouse products, click here to load up the “Teaching in December” category in our TPT shop.

minixmasATW Our #1 best-selling product! Christmas around the world with a cut ‘n’ stick twist! Students get hands-on as they learn about Christmas in Sweden, Great Britain, Canada, the Philippines, Germany and Mexico in an interesting and fun way. Find out more about this product here.

 

 

 

santaworldmini This Santa’s Friends Around the World 3D Puzzle Craftivity is a fun activity where students read short profiles about gift-bringers in different countries, then put together 6 simple puzzles based on what they’ve read. When all 6 puzzles are complete, they’re assembled into a 3D ornament!

 

 

 

minixmaspassagesFocus on Non-Fiction: Christmas includes interesting topics such as Santas around the world, the origin of the candy cane and the WWI Christmas truce. There are 10 passages in all.

 

 

 

christmasglyphsupdGlyphs! Glyphs! Glyphs! We have a great selection of recently updated Christmas-themed and seasonal glyphs, now featuring simplified templates and instructions formatted in a check-off as you go step-by-step way. The updated glyphs available are: Christmas Angel, Santa’s Reindeer, Christmas Elf, and Gingerbread Man (questions are about the gingerbread man story, not Christmas). Not yet updated Christmas glyphs are our Beary Merry Christmas teddy bear , and the Polar Bear Express train.

 

janbrettminithumbThough it’s not a Christmas product, Christmastime is a popular time of year to focus on the stories of author Jan Brett, so we’re including our brand new Jan Brett Author Study in this list! This bundle contains storybook studies for five of Brett’s popular winter-themed stories (Gingerbread Baby, Trouble with Trolls, The Hat, The Mitten, and The Three Snow Bears) and additional worksheets focusing on the author and her work.
 

 

minimemorybookMy Book of Christmas Memories is a great activity for the days before Christmas vacation begins! Students share their memories of previous Christmases, their Christmas traditions, and Christmas favorites. Some example pages are: Christmas Dinner, My Special Christmas Memory, Christmastime at School, and My Christmas Hopes and Wishes.

 

miniletterstosantaOur Letter to Santa Craftivity includes templates for making the Santa figure out of construction paper as well as a several different writing template options for students to write their letters on.

 

 

 

buchristmasbooksFinally, here are our offerings from our novel study shop, The Book Umbrella! We have five Christmas-themed novel studies available right now which are Stanley’s Christmas Adventure, The Velveteen Rabbit and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, A Season of Gifts and The Last Holiday Concert.

Let’s Have Some ‘Fun With Words’!

funwithwordsbundle

Our Fun With Words bundle which we made available for purchase on TPT a couple of months ago when it was still only partially finished is now complete! Today we uploaded the Fun with Summer Words packet to the shop and added it to the bundle! If you previously purchased the bundle, you can now go into your TPT account and re-download the file to get the updated version.

Four types of activities in eight different themes are included with each seasonal set. The worksheets are fun and hands-on, requiring students to manipulate pieces, cut and paste, print, and color. They are focused on ABC ordering (up to the first 3 letters), scrambled sentences, building words from letters and labeling.

Check out the bundle listing here!

WinterWordWork_Preview

New! Jan Brett Author Study Bundle

janbrettheader

It’s Jan Brett day in the Little Red’s Schoolhouse TPT shop! We’ve just added four new storybook studies for Brett’s The Mitten, The Hat, The Three Snow Bears, and Gingerbread Baby!

We’ve also completely updated our previously released Trouble with Trolls storybook study. If you’ve purchased this product, you can go into your TPT account and re-download the file to get the updated version!

We have also bundled all of these storybook studies together and added some bonus worksheets to create a Jan Brett Author Study package! Save 50% on the cost of the studies separately with the bundle! Check it out here!