There are times when I dread December . . . the excitement, the preoccupation with Santa and Christmas, or Hannukah and gifts, make it difficult to get students to focus. But, when used properly, the holidays can get students motivated to perform academically. I've created a lot of resources that you can use, from writing activities for middle school students, dot art projects for young or significantly disabled students, or lesson plans that would work with students from third through fifth grade in an inclusion setting.
I will be adding more resources in the next couple of weeks, as well. I need to create some dot to dots for Christmas. I like to use them with my young emerging counters, and will include some skip counting versions for my stronger counters. I found they were also good for older students with significant disabilities, because is supported skip counting. I will also be creating some cutting activities, which supports fine motor skills.