Polar Express Classroom Activities for Kindergarten and first grade

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Polar Express Classroom Activities for kindergarten and first grade. Students will retell the story, make connections, complete a craft, plus math and literacy center activities. Worksheets to make this fun Christmas resource easy to prep with tons of learning!

Polar Express Activities for Kindergarten and First Grade

November 28 Deedee 2 min read

Polar Express Classroom Activities for kindergarten and first grade. Students will retell the story, make connections, complete a craft, plus math and literacy center activities. Worksheets to make this fun Christmas resource easy to prep with tons of learning!

Polar Express Classroom Activities for kindergarten and first grade. These fun lesson plans are perfect for Christmas time!

Polar Express Close Reading Activities

Just like our other Reading Comprehension/Close Reading plans, this Polar Express version is PACKED with reading comprehension activities!

We have added questions to help guide your students towards deep comprehension!

Polar Express Classroom Activities for kindergarten and first grade. Students will retell the story, make connections, complete a craft, plus math and literacy center activities. Worksheets to make this fun Christmas resource easy to prep with tons of learning!

Students also work on retelling the book with text details!  These retelling cards are a great support.

Polar Express Classroom Activities for kindergarten and first grade. Students will retell the story, make connections, complete a craft, plus math and literacy center activities. Worksheets to make this fun Christmas resource easy to prep with tons of learning! Polar Express Classroom Activities for kindergarten and first grade. Students will retell the story, make connections, complete a craft, plus math and literacy center activities. Worksheets to make this fun Christmas resource easy to prep with tons of learning!

Students then complete this cute craft that will hold their retelling activity.  There is also a grammar and sentence study where students identify the noun and verb within the sentence.  Easy! Fun! Purposeful!  DONE!

Polar Express Classroom Activities for kindergarten and first grade. Students will retell the story, make connections, complete a craft, plus math and literacy center activities. Worksheets to make this fun Christmas resource easy to prep with tons of learning!

These easy to follow daily plans mean that you can spend less time planning.  Just print and TEACH!

Polar Express Classroom Activities for kindergarten and first grade. Students will retell the story, make connections, complete a craft, plus math and literacy center activities. Worksheets to make this fun Christmas resource easy to prep with tons of learning!

These sweet ladies are writing about their favorite part of the story!

Polar Express Classroom Activities for kindergarten and first grade. Students will retell the story, make connections, complete a craft, plus math and literacy center activities. Worksheets to make this fun Christmas resource easy to prep with tons of learning!

Polar Express Classroom Activities for kindergarten and first grade. Students will retell the story, make connections, complete a craft, plus math and literacy center activities. Worksheets to make this fun Christmas resource easy to prep with tons of learning!

Math Glyph Activity

We also included a fun math glyph activity!  

Polar Express Classroom Activities for kindergarten and first grade. Students will retell the story, make connections, complete a craft, plus math and literacy center activities. Worksheets to make this fun Christmas resource easy to prep with tons of learning!

Polar Express Classroom Activities for kindergarten and first grade. Students will retell the story, make connections, complete a craft, plus math and literacy center activities. Worksheets to make this fun Christmas resource easy to prep with tons of learning!

Math Journals

We love including math journal prompts whenever possible.  This helps the student visualize word problems!

Polar Express Classroom Activities for kindergarten and first grade. Students will retell the story, make connections, complete a craft, plus math and literacy center activities. Worksheets to make this fun Christmas resource easy to prep with tons of learning!

Additional Math and Literacy Activities

Adding theme based math and literacy centers make the week complete!

Students work on sorting equations.  I added seasonal erasers that I grabbed from Target!

Polar Express Classroom Activities for kindergarten and first grade. Students will retell the story, make connections, complete a craft, plus math and literacy center activities. Worksheets to make this fun Christmas resource easy to prep with tons of learning!

There are two literacy centers.  Beginning sounds and r controlled vowels.  Having two levels of activities helps you differentiate for your classroom.

Polar Express Classroom Activities for kindergarten and first grade. Students will retell the story, make connections, complete a craft, plus math and literacy center activities. Worksheets to make this fun Christmas resource easy to prep with tons of learning!

Students also have a measurement math center.  This activity also has two levels of difficulty.

Polar Express Classroom Activities for kindergarten and first grade. Students will retell the story, make connections, complete a craft, plus math and literacy center activities. Worksheets to make this fun Christmas resource easy to prep with tons of learning!

We include a few other worksheet resources such as the grammar sort and word search (just for fun!)

Polar Express Classroom Activities for kindergarten and first grade. Students will retell the story, make connections, complete a craft, plus math and literacy center activities. Worksheets to make this fun Christmas resource easy to prep with tons of learning!

You can find all of these activities in our Polar Express Unit of Study!

Polar Express Classroom Activities for kindergarten and first grade. Students will retell the story, make connections, complete a craft, plus math and literacy center activities. Worksheets to make this fun Christmas resource easy to prep with tons of learning!

Read more about our Guiding Readers units by clicking HERE.

2 Comments

  • lisa Parr December 13 at 12:45 pm

    Hi, I went to Teachers Pay Teachers and couldn’t find your Polar Express unit. Can you send me the link?

    • Deedee December 14 at 7:22 am

      So strange… I checked the links and they worked for me. Darn technology! They are in Deanna Jump’s store so here you go!

      Polar Express Unit

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