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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Christmas and Decimals-A perfect pair!

Hello buddies-

I just uploaded a Christmas activity to my TPT Store.  I know, I know-CHRISTMAS NOW?  I had the best of intentions of getting this activity TPT ready way before the holidays but as you know time has a way of escaping you.  So, here it is anyway!

It's  great activity that I LOVE to do in my class.  It fits in perfectly with the holidays and is a GREAT review for working with decimals.

A few days before I begin the activity I assign the kids to create a list of 10 items they would like for Christmas, print out a picture of the item, and find the actual retail price of the item.  From there I have the students calculate the sales tax-multiplying and adding decimals.  They also calculate the grand total of their items.

After the math work is done the kids create a large size Christmas List using their pictures, final prices, and grand totals while the Christmas music is playing.  It's a great activity for the last few days before the break.

The product can be found on my TPT Store: Reading Buddies TPT Store

Here's some pictures of my kiddos sprawled out on the floor HAPPILY
working with decimals

I always use the extension of having the kids create a
large list with their math, pictures, and decorations.
Since this product is a lil' late I am offering a freebie to the first 2 people to comment below with their e-mail address and something that was on their Christmas list this year. 

Your Buddy, 


  1. The iPAD mini was on my Christmas list this year!

  2. Hi Cherie-

    I hope Santa brought you what you wanted. As a commenter on this post you will be receiving my Christmas List Math product as a FREEBIE!


  3. The iPod shuffle was on my list this year since it is much easier to work-out with than my iPhone. :)
    Hope you had a very Merry Christmas! I'm your newest follower...can't wait to visit again!

    Read with Me ABC

    1. Hi Wendy!

      Thanks for following. Please send me your email address so I can send you the decimal product for FREE