Sunday, November 25, 2012

Making my (Wish) List and Checking it Twice

I'm sure many of you are making your wish lists for the big TPT sale tomorrow! I thought I'd share some of the items on my wish list with you. Since it's my first year in 2nd Grade I don't have many holiday activities for December. I even kept my Christmas folder out of storage because I thought for sure most of it would  easily transfer to 2nd. HA! I was completely wrong! I should have just put that folder in storage with the rest of my K stuff. Anyway, that is why I have chosen so many holiday items.

Since I plan to do Elf on a Shelf with my class this year, it is only fitting that I get an age-appropriate unit for it. This one is by Sunny Days. She has included activities suitable for grades K-5.

This next activity pack comes from Across the Hall in 2nd Grade. It's a Secret Santa classroom community building activity. Each child randomly chooses another child and writes notes to them daily. At the end, they try to guess who their Secret Santa is. It sounds like so much fun! This is for grades 1-5.

 This one is by Mr. Hughes. Students color by the code according to the part of speech (nouns and verbs) to make a mystery Christmas picture. My class really enjoys this kind of activity! Mr. Hughes says it's for grades 3-7, but I think 2nd graders could do it based on the description.

'Tis the Season for Holiday Math Centers is another product from Across the Hall in 2nd Grade. She has several different types of adorable math centers aligned with the Common Core. It's for grades 1-3.

This unit isn't on my wish list. I actually won it in a contest held by Melissa Machan of First Grade Smiles. Thanks, Melissa! I can't wait to try it! This is for grades K-3.

I'm really looking forward to working on Christmas activities with my class! Be sure to keep checking back for updates on the Elf on a Shelf, other Christmas activities, and the continuing adventures of Flat Stanley. I'm sure a few of them returned over Thanksgiving Break!

Feel free to comment below and share any fantastic items on your wish list!

 Thanks to Ashley Hughes for creating and sharing this button!

Wow! I'm honored to say that one of my free products was chosen to be featured on The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs! I just found this out tonight, so it was a nice way to end my evening!

Thank you to Erin at Tales from Room 112 for starting this linky!


  1. Thanks so much for the shout out Lori! We hope you're enjoying your first year in 2nd, and we're glad our units are going to help you get through the holidays! Let us know what you think!

    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

  2. Howdy! Thanks for you including one of my items on your wishlist! :) I am excited to see how it goes with 2nd graders! Let me know. Have a WONDERFUL holiday season and HAPPY SHOPPING!
    An Educator's Life

  3. Thanks so much for sharing my elf unit! Lots of other great stuff that I added to my already overflowing cart! :)
    Sunny Days In Second Grade

  4. I love your wish list! I even added a few of them to my own before I make my final checkout! I found your blog through the Libester Award! I'm your newest follower!


  5. Thanks so much for mentioning me. I really hope you like the Reindeer Unit!

    First Grade Smiles

  6. Thanks so much for linking up! I love all of the Christmas products you purchased. Off to check them out :) I'm your newest follower!

    Tales From Room 112

  7. Stopped by from the TPT forum to bring you one follower closer to 100 but I see you've already made it!! Congratulations!! :) - follower no. 102