Monday, January 8, 2018

Polar Express Day! 



Every year before we leave for Christmas break, we have a Polar Express Day. On this day, students come to school dressed in their pajamas with a stuffed animal, ready to embark on a magical journey! Kindergarten and 1st grade do this day together. Each teacher sets up an activity in their room and we rotate between classes. When students visit a new stop they get their ticket stamped. It really is such a magical day!


Hop on board and let me take you down a little memory lane from our 2017-2018 school year Polar Express Day!

My homeroom students entered the class to find their tickets waiting for them at their desks. We complete the first stop in our homeroom.




This year for my stop on the Polar Express, students were toy makers at Santa's workshop. I found these little color me puzzles at Hobby Lobby! 24 for $2.99 plus they were on sale! So I was able to score enough for every class at a very reasonable price! win, win! I set out markers and students colored their puzzles and took turns making magic reindeer food. 

In the past, I've done games and snacks. But when I found those cute little puzzles I just had to do that this year! :)

Sadly, I failed to snap any pics of the other stops and the activities they do in their rooms. One teacher did a reindeer thumbprint magnet craft, another did a bell bracelet craft, and the other did games.

Here is our hallway. Each teacher decorated their door as a train and we put down train tracks. The kids love it!

After we complete all of the rotations, we watch the movie and enjoy some sweet treats and hot cocoa.


Before it was time to go home, we received a very special and super cold package..... straight from THE NORTH POLE!!!! Santa sent us our very own believe bells! 


I hope you enjoyed the tour of our magical day! :)

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