Xmas Book & Writing Freebies

Two years ago I made a couple of little Christmas books that I read to my class over the days leading up to Christmas break. Both these books are patterned after Eric Carle's Brown Bear, Brown Bear.

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Tomorrow the kids are going to write their own versions. Feel free to grab the template if you'd like to do the same.

In case you're unfamiliar with the pattern, it's "Santa Claus, Santa Claus, what do you see?  I see an elf looking at me. Elf, Elf, what do you see? I see snow looking at me.  Snow, snow, what do you see? I see reindeer looking at me" etc.  But of course, the kids can substitute any words they like for elf, snow and reindeer.

A week and a half ago my class drew and painted these fabulous Santas with my equally fabulous TOC (teacher-on-call).

Last week we made these Christmas ornaments. The idea came from Jennifer at First Grade Blue Skies. I LOVE how they turned out!

I have to go now, but stay tuned for our Christmas Around the World activities!

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  1. That is a cute spin on the Brown Bear, Brown Bear books by using Santa and the Gingerbread Man! Love the Santas!
    Conversations in Literacy

  2. Cute projects! I just love the Santa's!

    First Grade Found Me

  3. I especially love those Santas. Colorful and sweet!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

    1. Thanks, Tammy. I like the bright colours, too!

  4. Just saw this! Love it!!


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