Christmas literacy / reading activities for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade

Fun Christmas ELA Activities for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade

Christmas in the upper elementary classroom often means making Christmas ornaments, watching Polar Express, or throwing a holiday party. However, there are many ways to celebrate Christmas that also allow for student learning. The low prep Christmas ELA activities listed below are ways ways to integrate literacy while at the same time celebrating Christmas.1. Sing Christmas Songs TogetherSinging Christmas songs …

These tips and activities will help make teaching 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students around Christmas time a breeze!

15 Tips and Activities for Teaching at Christmas

Written by guest blogger Meghan Taylor I totally get it, squeezing in those fun Christmas activities into the upper elementary grades is hard. In fact there’s a running joke between our 4th grade team and the 1st grade team on our campus that pretty much sums up our teaching lives. It goes a little something like this: First grade teacher …

18 Christmas Writing Prompt ideas for upper elementary (3rd, 4th, 5th grade)

Christmas Writing Prompts for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade

Christmas time lends itself to some fun and engaging writing prompts, activities, and journal writing. The 18 Christmas writing prompt ideas below don’t require any prep, just pencil, paper, and an upper elementary student.  However, many of the prompts below can also be easily used to create fun December bulletin boards or activities if you want to spend a little …

This free snowman activity integrates art and math. Students must draw a picture of a snowman using their knowledge of fractions! Great for 3rd or 4th grade students as a fun winter review.

Free Winter Fraction Activity – Drawing a Snowman

Teaching fractions to 3rd and 4th grade students can be stressful and sometimes boring.  Engage your students with this free winter fraction activity that integrates art.Free Snowman Fraction ActivityIn this free winter activity, students must use their knowledge of fractions to draw a snowman.  The activity is easy to differentiate by either requiring your 3rd or 4th grade students to …

Christmas classroom party / holiday party ideas for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students

Christmas Party Ideas for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade

Christmas always sneaks up on me as a teacher. The week of our Christmas/holiday party, I would begin scrambling around for activities and gift ideas.  If your brain is fried, then these Christmas party ideas for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classrooms should help! There are ideas and activities that require little to no prep or money, as well as …

free math and reading Christmas activities for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students

Free Christmas Activities for Math and Reading

Check out these free Christmas activities – a fun way for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students to celebrate the holidays while still learning!  There are free activities to help students practice math and reading skills, as well as some other activities that are just for fun! These resources are a collection of some Teaching Made Practical Freebies as well …