Holiday Celebrations... Finally

After having a snow day on our last day before break, we came back a day early to make it up. Since I had a few students email me over break to see if we would do the same things that I had planned for the snow day, we ended up doing that.

Students came in their pajamas today, and we had hot chocolate while we worked on graphic organizers recapping our break (that was a slight change to the plans).

I had a reading challenge that I wanted them to do over break, so I handed that out and have it due by the end of the month.

Also free
I awarded their new brag tags...

Yes, I forgot to give them the Thanksgiving one last month...

That pretty much lasted the whole first period, then I sent them off to PE.

During third period, I had a class for social studies. I had them do an easy extra credit sheet to wrap up explorers since we start colonization on Monday. That period also flew by (thank goodness).

A local pizza place catered our staff lunch, so I had plenty of yummy pizza.

After lunch, we went to the computer lab and played games from one of the first blogs I ever started following.

Then we had our No Late Work Club celebration.

My room hosted the craft, and we made these trees that I found from Pinterest. Some of my kids weren't into it since it was after the holiday, but my coworker spent so much time cutting the strips that we were going to use them, by golly!

OK, so this is a screen shot of my pin. I cannot get the pin to actually embed in this post. Has anyone had that trouble and could you figure out how to fix it?

The room next door had cookie decorating.

The third room had coloring. I didn't get a picture of that.

Following all of the was my prep. And for the final portion of the day, we had a PBIS celebration.

Shoe relay

One-handed present wrapping race

Create-a-snowman relay
For the finale, some staff members came down to do a "What Did the Reindeer Say" parody. I had to swear that I wouldn't post anything related to that ;)

Whew! What a day!


  1. Love the Christmas tree craft. So cute! And boy, would I have loved to see the video of "What did the reindeer say?"! I bet it was hysterical and the kids loved it.
    Gig ‘Em Teacher

  2. Now that sounds like a great first day back to school!!!

  3. So much fun and engaging stuff in one day! Thank you for the freebie, I'm going to use it on Monday!

  4. That looks like they had so much fun. What a great way to start back to school. I am going to have to remember the Christmas tree craft.


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