Thursday, November 15, 2018

Christmas Countdown



Are you ready for the Christmas Countdown?
There are so many things that teachers have to complete before the end of the term and it is hard to find the time to do it in a busy classroom. It is important to keep up the momentum with activities that reinforce learning so here are some no-prep suggestions…
I love mysteries and so do the students in my classes. Set your kids going with the mystery outline and the clues and watch the fun unfold!

A FREEBIE to start your students thinking critically…

If you enjoyed that challenge then how about trying one with a lot more clues?
 WHO IS THE SECRET SANTA?

WHO STOLE RUDOLPH’S NOSE?
  
WHO PINCHED THE CHRISTMAS PUDDING?


For teachers who are not into mysteries but want to motivate beyond busywork…

 Did you know that anagrams are classed as riddles?
Try this FREEBIE:

For young gifted wordsmiths and upper primary/ middle school …


And some more Christmas Freebies for reading the blog this far!
An activity pack from Hinemoa Robb:

A Stem challenge for juniors from Sarah Kroenert:


A magic square with pictures from Heather Jo Wetham – Fergen

Christmas Trivia fun from Shelly Keyser Rees

And a following directions challenge from Sandra Riddle.

Merry Christmas. Enjoy!