Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas

Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas

Our book study this past week was Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas by Joy Cowley.
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas book study companion literacy activities, perfect for Christmas in the classroom! Packed with fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. PreK-K #bookstudy #bookstudies #kindergarten #Christmas #christmasbooks #picturebookactivities #literacy #guidedreading #mrswishywashy #bookcompanion #bookcompanions #kindergartenreading #1stgradereading

The book study comes from {here}

Here are some of the literacy activities we did throughout the week:

Read, Write, Stamp!

This activity has students reading farm animal words, tracing the letters of the words, and stamping the letters.

The book can be found here.

Sight Word Activities

Students used letter tiles to spell words from the story.

The word cards can be found here.

They put together sight word puzzles featuring Mrs. Wishy-Washy & her tin tub.

The sight word puzzles can be found here.

They also assembled Christmas tree sight word puzzles.

The Christmas tree sight word puzzles can be found here.

Wishy-Washy Word Search

The word search is here.

Wishy-Washy Mazes

                     There are four different mazes, which can be found here.

Wishy-Washy Color-By-Number

Colour-by-number is found here.

Writing Center

We used Wishy-Washy stationary in the Writing Centre, found here.
All of the above activities, and many more, can be found at Making Learning Fun.

Wishy-Washy Number Game
{numeral recognition 1-20}

I put numeral flash cards on my pocket chart.
{This lesson focussed on recognition of numerals 1-20}.

Pictures of items from the story are hidden behind random numbers on the chart. The pictures I hid are

A Wishy-Washy twist on Fran's Thanksgiving activity.

Students came up to the chart, pointed to a number, and said the number aloud. If they correctly identified it, they got to take the number off of the pocket chart & see if anything was hiding behind their card. The students felt so lucky when they found a picture behind their card! The "winner" was the student who found Mrs. Wishy-Washy.

Sight Word Story
A great little Christmas-themed sight word book, used to introduce the word "it". It builds on previously learned words "is" and "a".
It is from Hubbard's Cupboard, and can be found here.

FYI: I have created bundles of month-long literacy centres, to make things easy for Kindergarten teachers!
The packs include literacy activities in these 5 areas of learning:
1)Writing 2)Listening to reading 3) Word work (sight words) 
4) Phonics/alphabet 5) Phonemic awareness
The packs are laid out, week by week, for the entire month. They include 5 stations for students to rotate through per week, with all of the components you’ll need for each activity.
Assessment tools are included to help keep learning on track and to keep your students accountable.
Learning is spiraled throughout the month, to help students build on their prior learning. 
Check out the first pack in the series {here}


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  3. Oh lovely mud! I am a new follower and old fan of mrs. wishy washy. We do her in a farm unit at the beginning of the year....and i was reminded she had the christmas version here.
    I thank you for your creations that you share.

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  6. I love your activities! I just finished a 3 week unit on the gingerbread man. My colleagues thought I was nuts when I said I would do G'man for 3 weeks--they couldn't imagine how I could keep it "fresh" and interesting for that long (kindergarten). But my kids loved it, and by the end of the unit, I didn't have to ask them what was different/same with each story--they were in a rush to let me know!

    I am a new follower to your blog, and I love what I see! I wish I had the idea of the neat gingerbread house chart--they would have loved it....there's always next year!

  7. Not sure why my name was not included above post...I am Katy, and I teach in Oklahoma!

  8. Hi I'm a new follower all the way from Blenheim. New Zealand. Absolutely loving seeing all the wonderful things you do. Keep up the great work and have a great christmas

  9. hi i just signed up as a follower of your blog, FB page and pinterest. love your creative ideas- thanks for sharing!

  10. I follow your wonderful blog!

  11. I just started following your blog. I followed a link over from the organized classroom. I teach Kindergarten and have a blog, but I haven't really gotten in the habit of posting much. It looks like you have some great resources here.

  12. I just started following your blog. I followed a link over from the organized classroom. I teach Kindergarten and have a blog, but I haven't really gotten in the habit of posting much. It looks like you have some great resources here.

  13. New follower of your blog. Love it. Thanks.
    tnxns09 at gmail dot com

  14. I have been a loyal follower of your blog since the summer, but actually just joined as a member. You have wonderful ideas and inspire me to adapt some of the activities into my own grade 1 classroom. I have my own blog, but am still relatively new to the world of blogging. I would love it if you would join my site at
    Happy Holidays from your fellow Canadian teacher!

  15. I have spent the last few minutes looking in your archive! I love what I've seen!

    First Grade Delight