13 Christmas Shape Books for Creative Writing, Reports, Poetry and More!

The Christmas season is a great time to engage students in a variety of holiday themed writing and they will love publishing their work using these thirteen different shape books!

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This resource is a 41 page download and contains 13 different shape books:

  1. stocking
  2. nutcracker
  3. gingerbread house
  4. wreath
  5. holly
  6. bell
  7. Santa
  8. nativity
  9. Christmas tree
  10. presents
  11. lights
  12. angel
  13. rocking horse

Students can use these shape books to write stories, poems and reports as well as using them for vocabulary and spelling words with definitions.

Teachers…use these shape books to CREATE BULLETIN BOARDS, use as ‘STORY STARTERS’, for book reports, to assign Christmas related reports and MORE!

If you are a CHSH-Teach download club subscriber, you may download this resource instantly @ http://chsh-teach.com/pt/Christmas-Themed-Resources/wiki.htm

Not a subscriber? You may purchase it in my TPT store (Creations by LAckert) @
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/13-Christmas-Shape-Books-for-Creative-Writing-Reports-Poetry-and-More-1021546


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Morning Work for Kindergarten

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A complete semester of morning work for Kindergarten! Contains 96 student pages designed to be a strong, daily REVIEW of FOUNDATIONAL skills and knowledge that can be completed INDEPENDENTLY concentrating on the alphabet (A-Z), Letter learning plus beginning sounds and numbers (1-10). Throughout, students will practice fine motor skills ever day through tracing, drawing, writing and/or coloring.

Semester 1 will ask students to…
Write all letters of the alphabet
Find and identify letters in the alphabet
Match upper and lowercase letters
Write all letters of the alphabet
Put letter in ABC order
Match beginning sounds
Identify numbers 1-10
Count 1-10
Identify numbers that come before and after another number
Identify a number that is 1 more than or 1 less than another number
Identify and draw two-dimensional shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, hexagon
Work with colors
Color by code
Number words (1-10) will also be introduced

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This unit can also be used in Pre-K classrooms as well as special education classrooms.

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If you are a CHSH-Teach Download Club subscriber, you can download this unit instantly here.

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Not a subscriber? You may become one now (and have access to ALL downloads) or you may purchase this resource individually here.

 

Thanksgiving Lapbooking Idea: Learning about Turkeys!

This INTERACTIVE downloadable LAPBOOKING unit will have students learning all about Turkeys!
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Just a some of the fun things students will learn about while completing their lapbooks:

  • What wild turkeys actually look like and the ‘funny’ names of the different parts of their body
  • Turkey behavior
  • Turkey habitat
  • What male and female turkeys are called

They will answer questions like:

  • Where do they sleep?
  • What animals are among the turkey’s biggest enemies?
  • How many eggs does a turkey lay at one time?
  • Do turkeys fly?

PLUS – Students will be given ‘turkey’ related vocabulary to learn as well. Words include: omnivore, flock, noble, fowl, domestic, forage, ruffled, gobble, gobblers, toms, hens, iridescent, camouflage, caruncles, snoods, spurs, wattle, beard.

There are TWO ways you can get this lapbooking project.  If you are a CHSH-Teach Download Club subscriber, you can download it here.

If you are not a Download Club subscriber, you may purchase it here.

Want to see other Thanksgiving related units available on CHSH-Teach?
See all Thanksgiving Resources!

Thanksgiving Analogies for Middle – High School

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Working with analogies =’s using critical thinking skills so I’ve designed 3 Thanksgiving analogy worksheets to get students to put on their ‘thinking caps’ to make some holiday word connections!

Here are a few examples of the analogies you’ll find:
Mayflower : ship :: Plymouth : colony
thankfulness : gratefulness :: charity : generosity
sow : reap :: plant : harvest

Level: 6th – 12th Grades
Answer Keys provided

CHSH-Teach has many additional Thanksgiving themed teaching resources as well! Here are several examples of what you’ll find on our Thanksgiving page

To see all Thanksgiving teaching resources, go to: CHSH-Teach – Thanksgiving

Creative Veterans Day projects for Kids

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These days, many children know someone who serves or has served in the military, whether it’s their father, mother, aunt, uncle, grandparent or teacher. Doing something to celebrate Veterans Day with kids is a great way to honor those they love and all who have served the country.

In the U.S., Veterans Day celebrates the people who have served in the military during times of war and peace. It’s held annually on November 11th and is also called Armistice Day.

Other countries, including Canada, Great Britain, and Australia, observe a similar holiday called “Remembrance Day” on or near November 11th.

With kids, you might choose to host a festive party or commemorate the day in a more subdued way. Here are some ideas:

Host a Care Package-Packing Party

Invite neighborhood kids or friends to the party and ask them to bring donations of beef jerky, DVDs, CDs, books, magazines, leftover Halloween candy and phone cards to your house. You supply the packaging and postage.

During the party, the kids write letters to veterans stationed overseas and sort the donated items into boxes that you’ll then send off to the troops. Since, for safety reasons, packages addressed to “any soldier” cannot be accepted, it’s best to call a nearby military base to find out how best to reach troops in need.

Host a Service Day

Just because kids are too young to serve in the military doesn’t mean they can’t serve their country in other ways.

On Veteran’s Day, invite a group of your child’s friends to help at a soup kitchen, pick up litter, bring treats to a senior center or volunteer their time in some other way. When you’re done, invite everyone to your house to eat an all-American meal.

Veterans Day Craft Party

Very young children might enjoy a make-and-take craft party on Veterans Day. Set up three or four craft stations, such as for making Liberty Bells out of Styrofoam cups, star-shaped paperweights, or red, white and blue paper candles. Another idea is to sew your own American flag.

Older kids might enjoy Veterans Day learning activities, such as word searches and crossword puzzles. They could also draw a family tree with pictures of relatives who have served in the military.

Thank a Veteran

Throughout Veterans Day—or on any day, really—ask your children to thank the servicemen and women in your community. That could mean making cards and bringing cupcakes to patients at a nearby Veterans’ Administration hospital or simply saying “thank you” to people they see in uniform.

CHSH-Teach has a variety of resources that are designed specifically for Veterans Day. See what is available!