Gingerbread and Freebies!

Good morning! Oklahoma has been hit by some winter weather and I enjoyed a Snow Day on Friday! That is our second one of the year already! Something tells me that we may be having Saturday School come May. We have extra time built into our schedule, but in the last few years we haven't even had 1 Snow Day let alone 2 before Christmas! I'm blaming it all on our classroom tree which I decorated with snowflakes since the chances of actually getting snow are usually so slim:

The kids loved it when they came in and saw it. It's the little things that make a classroom fun, isn't it?

This week we have been doing all things Gingerbread:

We have a new whole group classroom management system - just for fun to help us control ourselves at carpet. I'm sure you know how excited they get at this time of year! So we have a Gingerbread Friend and every time we are doing well - sitting in our spots, paying attention, we get to add a sticker piece. If we can get him completely finished before Christmas Break we will get to have a party! Next to him is Alpine, our new visitor. We have a stuffed animal visit us monthly and write letters to us. The kids love getting letters and its a great way to get them writing in reply!

On our math wall are my Gingerbread Ten Frame cards. I frequently swap some of them so the kids are always looking at them to see if they can catch me. Its great for building automaticity!
On Thursday when the weather started getting bad we had kids being picked up early - by the end of the day I only had 6 out of 27! I keep fun things like this Color By Sum Gingerbread sheet on hand so that when things come up we can do something academic without getting ahead of everyone else.  Its a freebie in my store here.

I used my Snow Day to finish up my Gingerbread Math pack which has so many fun activities and print and go sheets:

I also created a freebie based on the feedback of my Facebook fans:
Click here to grab it from my TPT store!

Today we will be decorating the house for Christmas and I have to share the cutest thing that I found at Dollar General of all places:
Nutcrackers of my husband and me! How sweet is that?

And, because this post doesn't have enough pictures yet, take a look at my fridge:

My daughter decided that it was too cold outside to make a snowman, so she made one in the kitchen!

Now, before you leave, here's a hint - you'll want to check out my Facebook page at 2pm Est for a surprise!

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