Friday, November 20, 2020

Let's Create Smiles For the Holidays with This Question: (I Ask This Question Every Year & I get the SAME results EVERY time!)

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Here is the question I ask EVERY year:

Which would YOU rather be? 

... a reindeer,  (Click on the reindeer!)

an elf,   (Click on the elf.)

a gingerbread cookie,                             

        (Click on the gingerbread cookie.)      

 or a snowman???                   (click on the snowman.)

Aren't these snow globes adorable?
They were created with graphics from DJ Inkers!

Here is a fun way to get your students to discuss their opinions, justify their answers, integrate higher level thinking into your lessons, and have FUN.  You can also use this as a springboard for an opinion writing assignment.

So, which one will get the most votes?

Behind the children you can see the live webcam we watch each morning.
It's and it's a live webcam on 2 of Santa's reindeer.
 Santa shows up each morning at 8:00 AM (Pacific Time) and feeds the reindeer!

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First, We Read:

 Well, actually, I read books to the class about snowmen, reindeer, gingerbread men (and gingerbread girls), and elves.  I might read only one book about reindeer and lots of books about gingerbread cookies, but by the time we are ready to discuss our opinions we have all been exposed to these fine characters.  :)

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Second, We Discuss:

We talk about the pros and cons of being each character.  They have to justify their answers and tell why they would like or dislike being each character.  Yes, higher level thinking is alive and well in our classroom as we justify almost everything!  :)
Here are some of the things the children have told me in the past:

"Snowmen get to play in the snow, but they also have to stay outside all the time or they melt."

"Gingerbread cookies get to be covered with candy, but they can't cross rivers without crumbling and they also get eaten all the time."

"Elves get to be with toys all day long, but they also have to work all the time!"

"Reindeer have to work all night delivering presents, but they get to fly!"  :)  So, that's the character who wins EVERY year!

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Third, We Completed A Graph:

We used the cute icons from DJ Inkers! I LoVe using their adorable graphics! You can see all of their graphics, fonts, & borders by clicking HERE.
You can find this set of icons on TPT to  crate a classroom graph by clicking HERE. (It's only $1.)
You can just have students write their name on a Post-it, but I have each child's photograph laminated on a piece of construction paper and I attached a piece of sticky-back Velcro to the back of each photo and the graph.  Students come up and attach their photo above the icon that represents snowmen, reindeer, gingerbread cookies, and elves to express their favorite.  
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Fourth, We Write:
Kindergarten kids love to tell you about their opinions!  :)  Now, we encourage them to write about them!  I give them the prompt dotted on the master that reads:  I would rather be a...  Then, all they have to do is trace the dotted font and copy the word snowman, reindeer, gingerbread man, or elf.  
Then, they tell me WHY they want to be that character and I either write it for them to copy or I let them try to sound-blend the words and write them with temporary spelling.  
Again, the fonts, borders, and graphics are all from DJ Inkers! 
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This page goes with the graph. The set comes with 20 different templates that feature
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Last, I Take Their Photograph (dressed like their favorite character):

These are sooooo cute!  You can use them on the graph or on their writing page.  
Here are some examples of the costumes I use.  I made the snowman and gingerbread cookie out of bulletin board paper and tag board.  
The nose lights up!

Complete with ears and a tiny hammer!
I used the cover page from the set of icons as a sign for our class graph.

I made this out of tag board, white bulletin board paper, and blue & black construction paper.

Made from tag board and bulletin board paper with construction paper trim.
We use these to play "dress up" in the home center.
We turn the home into a gingerbread house. 

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See yo all tomorrow!
Palma :)


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