Random Acts of Classroom Kindness

Hello darlings!  If you followed me when I wrote at 3 Teacher Chicks, you know that I do Random Acts of Kindness with my third graders each year!  With seven days of school left until Winter Break, we are planning on doing one a day.

Last week we "sneakily" delivered thank you notes to a previous teacher that outlined a specific memory.  We walked down the halls and slipped the notes under their doors while they were teaching.  Then we ran walked back to our classroom as quiet as mice.  LOL!

So why not get your kiddos thinking about ways they can be kind to others this holiday season! As a Random Act of Kindness for you, I have included this entire resource for FREE!

Students helped the custodians clean up in the cafeteria.
We made some fun pencils out of pipe cleaners and bells.  We wrote on the note that they were for homework so the poor teacher didn't have to listen to bells all day!

We gave a class the was working on Personal Narratives a book that would help them.

We knew a certain teacher loved Diet Dr. Pepper, so I purchased her some yumminess!

A few years ago we went out at kindergarten recess and tied kindergartner shoes!  

  You can grab this powerpoint for free!  The first page is editable.  You can add a special message.  The second is a generic paper.    If you download this, PLEASE leave feedback on TpT!  Maybe just write an idea you have for others to use!

Happy R.A.C.King!

Bringing the Polar Express to your Upper Grade Classroom

Hello darlings!  In the last week before winter break, we are going to be doing all things POLAR EXPRESS!  Even though this book has been read over and over, my students still love spending an entire week emerged in Polar Express activities!

I created a bunch of resources to make the week before winter break a success.  I created a unit that lasted nine days in reading and writing, but I'm going to have to squeeze them into five!  LOL!  I won't be using everything, but there are so many awesome activities to choose from. Click here to check it out!

Here's a quick overview of some of the resources included!

Here are four free lesson ideas for you!  This is the formatting used for all 18 lessons.  All printables are included in the unit.

I use these centers on the day before we watch the Polar Express Movie.  I usually give each center about 10-15 minutes and then students rotate to the next center. There are 3 ELA and 3 Math centers.

I love this Making Inferences Interactive smartnotebook activity because it gets students up and manipulation objects on the smartboard, but it also has a companion booklet that students complete as we go!  Perfect way to keep all students motivated and engaged!

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