5 Free & New ELA Christmas Resources for K-1

Here is a great resources from Two Pease in a Primary Pond. These are great quick print papers for your class. Students write about what presents they would like the most. There is also a picture sorting worksheet with one boy and one girl. 
This resources comes from ABCs and IEPs. There are 12 ready to print cards for your students to decorate for the holidays. You can also use these as a writing activity to practice letter writing.
This next freebie comes from Unforgettable First Grade. This is a great recourse to help students practice matching CVC words with cute stockings! 
I know my kindergarten students love any and all write the room centers! This one is free from Elizabeth Kallert. Visit her store for this great center.
My kindergarten students have a tricky time with Alphabetical order so this is a great product for them! Students build Christmas puzzles by alphabetizing Christmas vocabulary.  Grab this freebie from Miss Beck.
Marlie Rosenberg

Away in the Manger Craft

My students finished up their Away in the Manger Crafts this week in art. This is one of my favorite craftivitities with the kinders. It is a simple and quick prep lesson for anyone who works in a christian based school.

The following are pictures from last years class when I was a full time kindergarten teacher

In these pictures I was able to work in mall groups during centers and more time (hence the glitter.) 

Look at those little sneaky photo bombs! Top right and bottom left

Away in the manger craft - free
Away in the Manger Craft – Free

These pictures are from this year.

In these pictures I had to organize the craftivity to do as a whole group since I am only with each kindergarten class for 45 minutes a week. You can see the difference between the art work. The current kindergarten teacher is planning on adding glitter during their center time.

You can download this craft for free with my Nativity Freebie

Marlie Rosenberg

5 Free Winter Favorites

Here is another list of 5 new and FREE resources perfect for any early elementary classroom.

If you are looking for a number sense activity with ten frames than you must download this product by Teaching 1st with Mrs. P Students practice their number sense with a fun winter theme ten frames. 
The Speech Whisperer has this great vocabulary pack for winter. I use vocabulary cards in my classroom daily for writing inspiration. 
In the winter, every teacher needs some great indoor recess activities. Grab this coloring freebie from The Frugal Homeschooling Mom. Students follow directed coloring on each page. This is a great way to help students learn to read their color words.
Like the above product, this is another great recourse to have on hand when students are stuck inside. My students have always loved playdough and when I can find a great (free) resources to help them learn while they play than its a winner! Grab this freebie from Lodrew
The last freebie for this post is from Moonlight Crafter by Bridget. This pack includes easy and ready resources for you to use with your students during a snow day. If you are in an area that does not have snow days, or an area like me (Salt Lake City) that refuses to ever call a snow day use this pack after reading The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. 

Check out the Winter Freebies in my store!

What are some of your favorite winter activities you do in your classroom?
Marlie Rosenberg

Thanksgiving Favorites

5 New Thanksgiving Freebies to Check Out

TpT Products for Thanksgiving

These are some new and FREE products I just love that would fit perfectly in your k-1 classroom.

Love this poem from the Curious Hippo

Turkey Sight Words from Eye Popping Fun Resources

This adorable craft from Little Kinder Bears

I LOVE this song and this book is great from Mrs. Perez

This science STEM project is great! I love adding S.T.E.M. in my classroom – From the STREAM Team

Here is my favorite Thanksgiving Freebie from my store

What are some of your favorite new and free items on TpT lately? 

St. Nicholas Freebie ~ Crafts

Make a shoe box for St. Nicholas to leave treats!

In many places St. Nicholas is the main gift giver. His feast daySt. Nicholas Day, is December 6, which falls early in the Advent season. Some places he arrives in the middle of November and moves about the countryside, visiting schools and homes to find out if children have been good. Other places he comes in the night and finds carrots and hay for his horse or donkey along with children’s wish lists. Small treats are left in shoes or stockings so the children will know he has come. (St. Nicholas Center)

Print off the shoe coloring page

cut on the dotted lines and color the shoe

Fold on the solid lines

This is what it will look like from the inside
Fold the flaps inside the shoe box
Place glue on the triangles and glue them to the sides of the shoe box

You can have your students leave them on their desks or cubbies on the night of the 5th. Fill them with candy canes or other small gifts to celebrate St. Nicholas! 

Free Winter Products

Here are some of my products that I created when I first started TpT. After almost a year of working on products I’ve decided to make my initial products free since they are not living up to the same level of quality as my current products.

These products are not my best work; however they are FREE!

You can find my winter products free here!

You can check out all my other free products here:

A Million Thanks

A Million Thanks is an organization that collects and sends cards to soldiers overseas fighting for our country. Download these cards for free and brighten spirits of our brave soldiers during six different holidays. 
You will find six cards for different holidays. These holidays are: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Veterans Day, and Valentines Day. To create these cards all you have to do is fold the cards in half with the images facing out, then fold again.
For more information regarding this fantastic organization you can visit http://www.amillionthanks.org/.
If there is not drop off locations near you, you can send cards toL
A Million Thanks
17853 Santiago Blvd. #107-355
Villa Park, CA 92861
A list of rules and regulations:
Due to privacy and security, we do not distribute names or addresses of service members to anyone for any reason. Because we get thousands of letters each week, we ask that you address the letters generically. We cannot send specifically addressed cards or letters.
1.     Do not put letters or cards in individual envelopes or include additional postage. 
2.    Send multiple letters together in the same envelope or box, but please bundle the letters in stacks of no more than 50 with rubber bands to keep them together. Bundle the letters or cards in like sizes.
3.    Do not send edible items or other care package items.
4.    Do not use glitter, confetti, or anything that is not securely attached to the letter or card.
5.    Only include positive messages. Any negative messages will be discarded.
6.    Be creative! Draw pictures, talk about you, and let them know their service does not go unnoticed.
7.    Include your address or email address if you wish. Most military will write back to you!
8.    *Attention parents and/or teachers of young children: We ask that if children are too young to include a message of thanks, please write one on their behalf so our service members get a message along with a drawing.
Card Deadlines:
1. Thanksgiving cards and letters should be postmarked no later than November 1.
2. Christmas/holiday cards and letters should be postmarked no later than December 1.
3. Valentines cards and letters should be postmarked no later than January 15. 
4. Memorial Day themed cards should be postmarked no later than April 15.
5. Fourth of July themed cards should be postmarked no later than June 1.