Don't Be A GRINCH!
Saturday, December 19, 2015
So, on the last day of winter break we had a little GRINCH day. It was a last minute idea and my team couldn't find ANY Grinch attire....we searched everywhere! So, we tried our best with a green theme. I do have green on under that black coat - promise! :)
I thought I would share a couple of activities we did with you. I found this adorable directed drawing from Art Projects for Kids. It was just PERFECT!
But, they always think the teacher's work is golden. So, I use that to my advantage. I like to "auction" mine off at the end of the day and let a student take it home. This time of year, you can even use that as a little behavior management technique and let them earn "tickets" into the auction. (Hey...we need all the help we can get the week before Christmas break, right??)
We're currently working on learning to use dictionaries and thesauruses in our classroom, so I knew I wanted to get some green paint strips from Lowe's. I write an adjective describing the Grinch at the top of each strip and students worked with partners to find synonyms in a thesaurus. They had to be able to pronounce their chosen word and use it in a sentence to share with the class. They loved learning new Grinchy vocabulary! <3
Teaching in the Tongass - a Grinch shirt, water bottle, and flash drive FULL of clip art sets from her shop! I won a contest she hosted - Merry Christmas to me!!! I LOVE Jen and use her amazing clip art on a ton of my products. Go visit her shop - you'll love her work!