Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Tree Craft

Aren't these adorable? My kiddos made these this week. We were learning about Christmas trees, and I used this simple craft to teach longest and shortest.

We started with five green strips of construction paper of different lengths. The students arranged them from longest to shortest on the table in front of them, starting from the bottom, and then chose their background paper color. Once the green strips were glued, the kiddos used shape sponges to paint the trunk and the star, which allowed us to review top and bottom. I LOVE projects that do double duty!

Have you done this craft before? Or have you used another activity to teach longest and shortest?  We'd love to hear about your experience, so tell us about it in the comments below.

Sunday, December 14, 2014


Hello, all.  I'm Miss Tina, and welcome to my blog, Miss Tina's Room.  This is my first attempt at blogging, so please bear with me! ;)

Whether you have years under your belt or are just starting out (or somewhere in between), I hope you will find this blog useful. I encourage healthy discourse and conversation, so I look forward to reading your comments and replies.

If you'd like to know more about me, visit the About Miss Tina page. The shortened version is that I've been teaching for over a decade (wow, that sounds like I'm old!).  I've taught from pre-kinders to adults, and I've been in the early childhood, high school, special education, and university classrooms.  In addition, I am a freelance writer, and now blogger! I live in central Missouri with my amazing husband and two awesome kids.

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