Christmas Lights Letters

If you are looking for ideas for a merry and bright December Bulletin Board for your kindergarten or first grade, you’ve come to the right place!  Learn more about my December Family Homework project that I turn into both a bulletin board and a class book!

December Family Homework

Each month, I assign a Family Homework Project.  Students and their grownups at home can work together to complete a fun activity.  What I love best about this assignment is that my students do the work at home, and I’ve got an instant bulletin board for the month!  This December Family Homework resource asks students to write about their holiday traditions.  It’s a great way to teach students about diversity and the different holidays celebrated by their classmates! The resource comes with writing templates, a parent letter, bulletin board lettering, and a class book cover.

Creating Your December Bulletin Board

Creating your December bulletin board is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Simply sign and send the letter home explaining the project.
  2. Hang your bulletin board header lights, and wait for students to return their work.
  3. Allow students to share their work with the class in your Author’s Chair, and then display the finished writing pieces on your bulletin board.

Christmas Bulletin Board

Turning Your Board into a Book!

One of my favorite teacher tips is to repurpose your bulletin board into a class book.  After the holidays, I take the writing pieces down and use the pages to create another class book for our classroom library.  I place the pages in sheet protectors and then place the pages into a binder. Select one of the included book covers and place in the binder window. Holiday or Christmas wording options are included.

December Class Book

I hope this post has inspired you to give my December Family Homework a try!  If you have used this resource in your classroom, I would love to hear from you.

Looking for more December activities and ideas, check out my DECEMBER MEGA BUNDLE  that includes this resource PLUS more for the entire month!

Happy Holidays!


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