This was the example one... of course, we added some glitter tinsel to ours :) Then, we did some graphing. My kids had so much fun and we got to practice identifying solid shapes (which we just happen to be working on right now!)
The best part about this tree is it fits the season and is especially friendly to classrooms that aren't allowed to celebrate the holiday season (which is a serious bummer!)
You can create this in your classroom too... Just download the freebie here:
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In other holiday news, we decorated our HUGE window today! I try to hang something up in the window every month so our window can be recognized from the street... September was apples, October was candy corn, November was cloud people (for our science unit), now December is ornaments:
I used green window chalk to make a big tree on our window and we added these little ornaments we made! They are made from black construction paper circles, wax paper and tissue paper. We made it just like we made our candy corn in October, I actually found this craft from The Teacher Wife.
Here is what you need to do:
1. Cut these circles from black construction paper (each student needs 2).
2. Trace circles on wax paper.
3. Cut tissue paper into small squares.
4. Glue pieces of tissue paper on the wax paper on the front and back of the wax paper.
5. Glue the wax paper in between the 2 pieces of construction paper.
6. Put the ornament under a towel and iron for about 30 seconds.
7. Hang your ornament.
I love this craft and it looks awesome on windows! Our big window is actually behind the futon in our Book Nook (that banner says: I "mustache" who loves (with a heart) reading?).
Anyway, that's all I have for tonight. We will be doing some gingerbread questioning and graphing over the next couple of days!
tata for now :)