Monday, 28 November 2016

25 More Christmas Picture Books

A few years I did 25 days of Christmas picture books here on the blog. For 25 days I blogged about a different Christmas book (you can find all of those posts HERE). Well this year, I ain't got time for that, so I've decided to blog about 25 more Christmas picture books, but this time they'll all be in one post.

To keep this simple, I'm just going to list the titles and book covers with links to the books on Amazon in case there are any that you'd like to check out further.

1) Russell’s Christmas Magic by Rob Scotton

2) How to Catch an Elf by Adam Wallace

3) Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson

4) The Christmas Wish by Lori Evert

5) How to Catch Santa by Jean Reagan

6) Mr. Willowby'Christmas Tree by Robert Barry

7) Merry Christmas, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt

8) The Biggest Christmas Tree Ever by Steven Kroll

9) The Night Before the Night Before Christmas by Natasha Wing

10) Dream Snow by Eric Carle

11) Click, Clack Ho! Ho! Ho! by Doreen Cronin

12) The Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas by Laura Murray

13) When Santa Was a Baby by Linda Bailey

14) The Smallest Gift of Christmas by Peter H. Reynolds

15) Memoirs of an Elf by Devin Scillian

16) The Last Christmas Tree by Stephen Krensky

17) Home for Christmas by Jan Brett

18) The Knights Before Christmas by Joan Holub

19) Samurai Santa: A very ninja Christmas by Rubin Pingk

20) The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen

21) Santa’s Underwear by Marty Rhodes Figley

22) A Pirate’s Night Before Christmas by Philip Yates

23) The Christmas Crocodile by Bonny Becker

24) Here Comes Santa Cat by Deborah Underwood

& finally

25) Monster Needs a Christmas Tree by Paul Czajak

If you're still in need of some December resources, the Teachers Pay Teachers Cyber Monday & Tuesday sale is still going on. You can click the image below to check out my Christmas resources.

Get ready, December will be here before you know it!

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Free Polar Express Train Tickets

As a general rule I don't do anything Christmassy before December 1st. There are no holiday books in my classroom library, no Christmas art has been completed by my students, and my house won't see a Christmas tree for at least a few weeks.

But today...I am breaking that rule. I know the next three weeks are going to fly by, so I'm trying to get a little jump start on anything holiday related.

A few years ago I blogged about The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg and included some free train tickets. You can read that post {HERE}, but I thought I'd kick off this holiday season by updating that freebie.

The Christmas season is a great time to make lasting memories for your students. Host a day filled with The Polar Express by having students wear pajamas, setting up your chairs to resemble train seats, and serving hot chocolate. Round out the day by providing students with a train ticket to help make the day complete. You can click {HERE} to grab the tickets.

In other news, Christmas for many means a lot of sales and a lot of shopping trips. If you are looking to get some TpT shopping done, make sure to head over there tomorrow or Tuesday for the Cyber Sale. If you do shop, make sure to use the promo code "CYBER2016" to get up to 28% off!

Thanks to 1st Grade PandaMania for the cute sale button

If you're in need of a few Christmas resources to get you through the next few (very busy) weeks, I've got quite a few for you to check out. Just click {HERE} or the pic below...

Happy Holidays…too early?