This past week my class and I dove into one of my favorite Christmas books ever written, “The Polar Express.” I told my class after the first time we read the book that I love the sense of wonder and awe that the author portrays in the story. We talked about what it means to truly believe (and since I work at a Christian school, I use this book to show what it means to truly believe in Jesus.) My students ADORED the story and all of the activities that we did with it.
We started the week with the language learning objectives of practicing ABC Order, contractions, long and short vowels and reading with accuracy.
To meet the objective of practicing ABC Order, my students had to study Santa’s naughty and nice lists. If the list was in ABC Order, it was a “nice” list. If it was NOT in ABC Order, it was a naughty list. They loved finding names that they knew and sorting the lists correctly. (I loved this because it really made my students apply the meaning of ABC Order!)