Saturday, December 7, 2013

Short and Sweet.. and another freebie! {POLAR EXPRESS!}

I've been super exhausted this month.  {and not to mentioned stressed about everything!}  'tis the season!  ha ha!

I've been searching for something that I could use on our Polar Express Day, but have been coming up empty handed.  YES there are SO many wonderful packets on TPT.  I would LOVE to have the time to do what in half of them... but alas, we do one day with it.  We read the book and watch the movie as a grade level on the last day before school is out for the holidays.  (TIP-we do our holiday parties/celebrations the day BEFORE the last day so we aren't having to clean up after school--not to mention have that chaotic feeling of getting everyone out on time because the party is running late...)

So, naturally, I can't use what most of the packets have out there.  I created a quick and simple packet full of retelling activities, comparison, a word search and I thought I would have the kids web about their favorite parts of the book and movie.  When they return in January, I'm going to have them write a persuasive essay about whether they think we should skip the book and just watch the movie or skip the movie and just read the book.
{These are just a few of the pages to give you a sample}
I also have 2 pages of "tickets" to give kids before the day.  We like to copy onto yellow/golden cardstock and punch the tickets with a festive hole punch.  (I think we have a tree)

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  1. The Polar Express is my favorite book!! When I taught second grade, we did a Polar Express day. Each teacher had a different station in their classroom and the students moved from room to room (like a train) and got their ticket stamped in each room. So fun!

    Sara :)
    The Colorful Apple

  2. Very cute! Thank you for sharing! We plan our last two days the same way so there's not a lot of time for us either!


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