If you read my post early this week then you know we have been all about numbers for a while now. Today, we wrapped up place value with creating these Christmas/Holiday pictures by using the place value pieces from my Know Your Numbers Pack. The kids also had to identify the value of their picture and write the expanded form. I only had 2 rules! 1. The value cannot be greater than 99. 2. It has to be a holiday picture. Because we are always building numbers in first grade, I try to think of fun new ways for the kids to build their numbers. They loved this one! In reading we have focused a lot on sequencing and cause/effect. After reading our Journey’s basal story, we retold the story by putting the events in order. You can find this activity here. Do you use Journey’s? The Snowy Day is always a favorite for teaching cause and effect. Did you know that you hear the story read aloud here? I love how animated it makes each page! It’s wonderful! You can download this craftivity for free in my TPT shop! In writing we are spending this six weeks working on poetry! Brain Pop Jr. has a great video for introducing poetry! Love how these Cinquain poems turned out! …and a little 5 senses writing with candy canes! In LA we have spent the past few weeks working on common/proper nouns and contractions. You can find the activities below here. For contractions, we watched this Brain Pop video, sorted and matched cards, then completed our Ruldolph craft by writing the two words that make the contractions on the antlers and the contraction on his nose! You can find the sorting cards here, and the reindeer here! I just added these bows to the Rudolphs to fancy them up a bit! And the winner for guessing my favorite Christmas song is Bethany Seitz! I will be emailing you soon!!