Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thanksgiving and Christmas Class Books

Our school is off for the entire week of Thanksgiving. The extra time helps me enjoy the holiday season with family and friends. We traditionally get our house decorated for Christmas on the day after Thanksgiving, so I want to savor the spirit of Thanksgiving before the house is transformed. {I also plan on going to school to do some extra planning and organizing.} Do you do that, too, on your breaks?

Throughout the year, I include students' writings in CLASS BOOKS. I put the class books in our classroom reading center, and they are always FAVORITE reads. The students especially love to read them with a partner.

The class books will be read repeatedly, so I always laminate the covers and bind the books.

Two class books for Thanksgiving and Christmas:

Download them for free HERE.

A FUN tip: Raffle off the class books at the end of the school year. The children treasure these.

The Christmas class book is from "I Love Christmas Literacy and Math." It will be available shortly in my TpT STORE.

I'd love to hear about the class book ideas you have for your class.

Enjoy your Sunday,


  1. Mona, I love the Christmas Traditions book! I am going to use it as a family project. I have a questions for you. I would love it if you could email me at

    Hope to hear from you soon.Thanks:)
    The Resourceful Apple

  2. My kids love our classroom books too. They are favorites every year. :)

    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  3. I love your Christmas class book! And I LOVE Tammy's idea about doing it as a family project.

    I use a daily class book that says Today in First Grade... and they draw a picture and write a sentence.... You've actually just inspired me to put it on my blog. I'll do that soon.

    Come stop by my blog and check out what else we're doing in my classroom :-)

    Closing the Gap... in a Cute Outfit

    1. Hi Brittany,

      Thank you. I also love the idea of doing it as a family activity. I'll definitely check out your blog post.



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