Christmas is right around the corner! I have been super busy prepping and planning for the Ohio K-3 Literacy Conference, which I will be presenting at on Tuesday in Columbus. I love talking “shop” and sharing ideas with teachers! We will be diving into science, comprehension, writing, and reading, and discussing ways to bring learning to life through concrete experiences and critical thinking. Eeekk!! I am so excited!
For many of us, this is the last week before our winter breaks, and our classrooms are filled with the sounds of happy, busy, and excited students! I adore this week of school because we can have so much fun integrating a multitude of learning activities. When you mix academics with holiday fun, a little bit of “classroom magic” fills the air!
Because a BIG part of what I’m sharing on Tuesday is about integration across the content areas, today I am excited to share a fun, integrated theme day I like to use during this last week before break: a Candy Cane Mini Unit! Your kids will love the engaging topic, and you will love how easy the activities are to implement – just add candy canes! Let’s take a look inside!
Of course, you know that no unit of mine would be complete without a lot of writing activities and passages for small groups! The pack includes candy cane fact cards for an informational research and writing activity, creative writing, three text evidence reading passages, and more! Here is a tiny glimpse of all the activities included!
I hope this blog post gave you a few candy cane ideas you can use this week in your classroom! If you’re looking for printables and lab reports to match the activities in the post, you can find them HERE.
Thanks for stopping by! I am going to get back to prepping and packing for the SDE conference! 🙂 Weston has been a great helper! In this picture, he’s helping me pack and sort some goodies for all of the amazing Ohio teachers I get to meet on Tuesday!
See you soon, Columbus!