Sunday, December 9, 2012

Polar Express Week!

This upcoming week we are reading one of my favorite Christmas books, The Polar Express! Our whole week will be centered around this book. Our literacy and math bins are all in a fun Polar Express theme as well as our writing prompts! **This packet has been completely updated as of 11/13!!**

Here are my visual plans for the week:
(If you click on the first picture, you can download the lesson plans!)

All of the centers are located in this pack:
Some of the math centers look like this:
Also included in this pack are some writing prompts for your students to complete: 
 My students got a kick out of this one! 
They also loved visualizing what the inside of the Polar Express looked like! 
Some of the Literacy Centers look like this:
Click on any of the pictures to get taken to the center pack to see many more of the items included in it!!

Here are some of the writing activities we will be using this week! Please enjoy them! If you click on the first picture, {OR HERE } and it will take you to the google document!
  All of the Clip Art found in this freebie is from Scrappin Doodles! 

Sequence of Events: 

(Please picture the one on the right rotated!)

"That's all I want when Christmas comes to town...."

 The first gift of Christmas

Print this page on green or red card stock and have students trace the words with Elmers Glue and sprinkle glitter over it! You could also have them outline the bell with glue and glitter as well!

On Friday we will enjoy coming to school in our Christmas PJs and watch the movie while eating a fun movie snack of Golden Grahams, chocolate chips and marshmallows. We may even go crazy and drink hot chocolate! 

To make this treat please download the recipe here:

Each student will also find a bell taped underneath their chair after we watch the movie. 
(to get your copy of these please click on the first picture!)

You can use these labels on your bags of goodies or for bells that you give out to your students! 

Another awesome craftivity that we will be doing this week is from my friend Stephanie from Falling Into First!

Falling into First
Check out this cuteness:
 My class is going to LOVE THIS!

I hope that these Freebies bless you and that you have a wonderful week! 


  1. Like how you laid out your week. Your students are going to have a great time!! Thanks for the freebies! :)

    First Grade and Fabulous

  2. Krisen, I hope you and your kiddos enjoy the movie, the special treat, and all the fun activities you have planned!
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  3. Have fun this week! Our Polar Express Day is December 20th. Thanks for the great freebies!! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  4. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! All so wonderful!

  5. adorable!! Our Polar Express day is the same as Lisa's. Going to go ahead and snag these up and remember them in a week! ;)
    Rowdy in Room 300

  6. Thank you so much for the awesome freebie this week! Love your products!
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    Kaitlin & Christine

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  7. Thanks for sharing! I printed out the writing freebie and I think pages 2 & 3 are duplicates, and the Venn diagram comparing the book and the movie is missing (unless it was intended to be that way).

    1. Thanks for letting me know! I updated the file to include the Venn Diagram. I hope you enjoy it!

  8. Thanks for the freebies. However, I was not able to get them. Am I the only one? I clicked on the first page of the freebies, but it never came up. Thanks.

  9. Thanks so much for your freebies~! They are super cute and soooooo appreciated! :)

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  11. Your visual plans look great! Thank you for sharing. Your freebies are so cute and helpful! Thank you!