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Oh, Christmas Tree, Oh, Christmas Tree

I love Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree! It was my favorite as a kid and I still love reading it every year. It got me thinking about Christmas trees. Here are some resources for learning more with trees this season.

Read the book and have students do a little geometry at the same time. Take a piece of paper and make sure it is a square. Have students fold the square into a triangle. Cut along the fold. Now you have 2 triangles. As you read the story have the students fold their triangle in half and cut. They continue the process the whole book for each of the key events. Then when they finish they will have their own tree. They can record the events or decorate! A BIG THANKS to the lovely teachers in Indiana and Ohio who shared this idea with me. I came right home and gave it a try. It worked!

Real Trees 4 Kids: Learn all about the life cycle of growing trees! They even have lesson plans and reproducibles for each grade level.

Applesauce Cinnamon Ornaments: Making these ornaments have been part of my classroom experience for years. Not only do the kids love them, your classroom smells heavenly!

ABC YA Make a Christmas Tree

Trim the Tree

Jan Brett Christmas Tree

Class Christmas Tree Past… Don’t forget the Paper Chains !

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