Monday, December 17, 2012

Grinch Alert II and Reindeer Races

Hello Everyone,
I wanted to share a couple of things we did last week to finish up our Grinch Week and a fun subtraction Reindeer Game we played this morning.
On Friday, the day started with Fidget With It Friday and Green Play Doh!  We practiced spelling our sight words!

 We got to enjoy that wonderful Dr. Seuss book again by making Grinch Cookies with our third grade book buddies!  I drew a sample on the board and the kids did great!!  Colored frosting, mini marshmallows, black licorice strings, and yellow Sixlettes.

Our Grinch Cookies turned out great!!

  We made our Grinch Grime.  This year I got Green Glitter Glue to use instead of white school glue!  It turned out so cool!! Kids loved it!!

We had such a fun day. At the end I gave the kids some Candy Canes the Grinch had left behind.  You should have heard them when they read what he had done to the red and white ones!! :) EWWWW!

Our Amazingly Dedicated, Sweet, and Fun Team!!!    
Today, Monday, we began our week of Reindeer Games.  We are going to learn all about reindeer (caribou) and include them in all of our other curriculum areas.  This morning I put together a fun little Reindeer Race.  We divided into two groups and sat on either side of the large work mat. Each team had to roll a die and count down from 20 that many spaces. We put "lights" on each number as we counted down. The team that got to the finish line first won.  Great subtraction practice! The kids each had a recording page of their own. Tomorrow we'll try it with addition!

The cute reindeer plastic tablecloth is guessed it! The Dollar Store! :)
Click here for your copy! There's one for addition too!

And here for my Reindeer Games unit! :) 

A great start to what will be a great week!
Have a good one!!