Need some inspiration for the last few weeks of the year? How about mindfulness posters, a language notebook, an after-reading activity, a full calendar year of writing prompts, and your choice of Christmas activities? This week’s round-up really does have it all, from guided reading and balanced eating to prepositions and holiday celebrations. Gear up for a round-up of fantastic resources to keep your kiddos engaged all winter long.

Targeted Guided Reading Plan and Activities Resources K-2 by 1st Grade Pandamania
Targeted Guided Reading Plan and Activities Resources K-2 by 1st Grade Pandamania

“Teaching guided reading is my passion! This Targeted Guided Reading Plan and the included Teaching Activities Flip Books will help you target and organize your guided reading instruction and activities to meet the needs of each student in every group!”

 
My Plate FLIP Book {Balanced Healthy Eating} Sample FREEBIE by 1st Grade Pandamania
My Plate FLIP Book {Balanced Healthy Eating} Sample FREEBIE by 1st Grade Pandamania

 

What’s On My Plate? FLIP Book is a 1st-2nd grade activity book filled with information about balanced eating from all 5 food groups. This FLIP book is fun and easy to put together, and is a sample from my collection of 16 Science FLIP Books!” It’s FREE!  

Sentence Stem Writing Prompts (Entire Year Bundle) by Teaching in the Primary Grades
Sentence Stem Writing Prompts (Entire Year Bundle) by Teaching in the Primary Grades
 

Sentence stems provide a much needed accommodation for beginning or struggling writers to get their thoughts on paper. These prompts cover a variety of season, holidays, and situations to keep your students writing all year long.”

Christmas Place Value 100s Chart Mystery Picture Freebie by Teaching in the Primary Grades
Christmas Place Value 100s Chart Mystery Picture Freebie by Teaching in the Primary Grades
 

 

This mystery picture will give your students a fun way to practice place value with a Christmas theme. Students will identify numbers through base ten blocks, expanded form, or tens and ones and then color their answers on a 100s chart.” It’s FREE! 

 

Math Project - Plan a Christmas Vacation by Love Teaching Kids-Jennifer Dowell
Math Project – Plan a Christmas Vacation by Love Teaching Kids-Jennifer Dowell
 

“This activity will keep students engaged doing math computation. They have to use multiple strategies and prioritize what is important when going on a Christmas vacation.”  

Guided Reading Lesson Plan with Template by Love Teaching Kids-Jennifer Dowell
Guided Reading Lesson Plan with Template by Love Teaching Kids-Jennifer Dowell
 

Fluent readers need to be digging deeper with comprehension of a text. This lesson plan template guides the teacher through a Guided Reading lesson and explains how to best teach a fluent reader.” It’s FREE!  

 

 
Celebrations around the World by TeachEzy
Celebrations around the World by TeachEzy
 

In an ever-shrinking world, it is important more than ever to teach children about cultures and help them understand how different and alike we all are. This resource covers eight different cultural celebrations including Vesak, Diwali, Ramadan, Hanukkah, Bastille Day, Independence Day, Chinese New Year, and Christmas. Understanding of different cultures is not just a curriculum requirement; it fosters empathy and tolerance.”

 

 
We're Going on a Bear Hunt After Reading Activity by TeachEzy
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt After Reading Activity by TeachEzy

This resource provides a gorgeous after-reading activity for the popular book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. It provides an opportunity to teach story sequencing in literacy and mapping in mathematics.” It’s FREE!

Mindfulness Posters--Affirmations, Positivity, Meditation, Growth Mindset by The Learning Lab by Stacey Colegrove
Mindfulness Posters–Affirmations, Positivity, Meditation, Growth Mindset by The Learning Lab by Stacey Colegrove

These posters will bring peaceful mantras into your classroom. They can be used for mindfulness activities, as positive affirmations, or as gentle reminders to be centered and present.”

 
Five Finger Rule for Reading--Poster by The Learning Lab by Stacey Colegrove
Five Finger Rule for Reading–Poster by The Learning Lab by Stacey Colegrove

 

“This is a visual reminder, to help students when self-selecting ‘Just Right’ books.” It’s FREE!

 
4th Grade Language Notebook: Interact, Teach, Practice, and Write! by Janet Burgeson
4th Grade Language Notebook: Interact, Teach, Practice, and Write! by Janet Burgeson
 

Teach ALL the 4th grade Language CCSS with this ONE amazingly comprehensive document! Each skill includes four to six pages of work, and follows the gradual release of responsibility method.”

 
Prepositions: Teach, Practice, & Write by Janet Burgeson
Prepositions: Teach, Practice, & Write by Janet Burgeson

 

Students will master prepositions after working through these fun interactive common core aligned lessons. Created for 4th grade, but will work great for 3rd or 5th grades as well.” It’s FREE!