November 2012 - Mrs. Jones's Kindergarten

Fun with Jan Brett!

At the library today one of the kids picked up a book from the display and proudly declared, "Look Mrs. Jones... JAN BRETT!!!" You would have thought she was a 10 year old talking about Justin Bieber. :) Needless to say, we just ended week 1 of our two week Author Study on Jan Brett... so Jan's books are a hot commodity. This week centered around The Mitten and The Three Snow Bears, with a few other titles sprinkled in. Next week is The Hat, The Wild Christmas Reindeer, and comparing/contrasting Snow Bears with Goldilocks. 

Story organizers

Story sequencing

Literacy centers like this Sight Word Sentence Mix Up
Choose your own story Flip Book

Sequencing activities


 If you would like to use this in your classroom, you can find it here at my TpT shop!

We will lead up to Christmas break having some fun with the Gingerbread stories, our first Field Trip to see Rudolph, and lots of holiday excitement. Here's our craft for next week, ripped paper wreaths. Doesn't everything look better with glitter?  Super easy to make!
Just cut the center out of a paper plate, grab some different shades of green construction paper, some glue, and some glitter. Kids rip paper by hand and glue to cover the plate. Add some dabs of glue and glitter for holly berries, and a bow if you'd like. (Although I think next year I will use a real bow, perhaps?)
Have fun!
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