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December: Giveaways & Freebies!

I know, I is not even Thanksgiving yet! However, in our world of teaching...there is always next week to plan for!  Not telling you to work on your break either! HA! :)  I wanted to get this posted up for those of you looking for some new ideas to cover in December!  This post has a little of everything...giveaways, a few freebies, and more!  I choose FREEBIES first!  Let's get to it....

This is a quick center to prep!  Click the photo below to grab this freebie!

Look at me... sharing the dated writing paper BEFORE the start of the month ;)

At my school we test fluency using AIMS Web...similar to Dibels! I love to send this fluency practice packet home with my kiddos over the Christmas break because we test after students return! You can download the freebie HERE!
Now for a couple of giveaways!  First up.....


This packet has five kid-tested-loved centers for Christmas!

Stockin' Stuffers- - working with short vowels

Sight word practice!  Kiddos build the words using cookies on a baking pan!

CVC Writing Practice

FInal sounds...

Th/Ch Digraph Sorting...

You will have a chance to win these centers below!  You can also view the packet by clicking below!

 If you haven't already stumbled upon my Taking Back Weekends packets they are LIFE SAVERS...especially in busy months like December!  Below you can read what is included in the December edition and view a preview!

Included in the packet:

Writing Activities: All About Reindeer Book, All About Christmas Book, All About Winter Book, My Christmas List, Opinion Writing Story Starters, December Pictionary, Guided Story Starters, Writing Journal, December Writing Prompts, Letter Templates, Describe It Starters, Guess my gift

Math Activities: Pin the Nose on Rudolph {math center}, How Many More to Make 10? Practice Sheet, Light Up The Numbers {math center}, Trim the Tree {math center}, Christmas Addition/Subtraction Practice Sheets, Combine and Clip it {math center}, Counting Sets Practice Sheets, Part-Part-Whole Practice Sheets

Word Work Activities: Under the Tree CVC Word Literacy Center, Gingerbread Rhymes Literacy Center, Make a List CVC Word Literacy Center, ABC Order Practice Sheet, Wintry Sounds Practice Sheet, Snowy Words CVC/CVCe Practice Sheet

Recess Ideas: Missing gingerbread activity & play dough mats.

Simple Print Sub Plan Activities: Instruction page for substitute and activities for read aloud, writing, math. All needed materials included.

Content Activities: Reindeer booklets, parent gift, and more!Teacher Organization {10 pages}: Ideas to stay on task in 2014, December 2014 calendar, thank you cards, to do lists.

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Here is an up close look at the literacy and math centers in the packet!

Light Up The Numbers--Numbers 1-20

Pin the Nose on Rudolph- -Teen Numbers

Trim the Tree- -working on one more

Combine and Clip it

Under the Tree CVC Word Literacy Center

Gingerbread Rhymes

Make a list, Check it Twice- - A CVC Word Center

Here is a look at the reindeer fact book...okay nothing special, but it is a craft!  A craft from ME is almost unheard of ;)

A look at the preview...
You can snag this packet by clicking below!

I have now also completed the entire bundle of Taking Back Weekends!

Time to enter the giveaway!  I will be choosing the winner Thanksgiving evening!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you are needing a few more ideas for December you can check out my themed Pinterest board by clicking below!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Good luck on the giveaway and have a BLESSED Thanksgiving!  I have so much to be thankful for...this blog and my teacher-friends I've met in "cyberspace" are one of my tops! :)


  1. is this fluency packet available for download? it only seems to take me to pinterest!?!

  2. How do I download the freebie? I keep getting the pin it option. Thank you for your brilliant work!

  3. How do you download the freebie? It only takes me to pictures...

    1. I'm not sure which freebie you're wanting but you can email me and I will send it!