This week was all about Christmas! As a school we did a lot of Christ-mas related activities and we also had a lot of Christmas fun in our classroom. The mischievous elf, "Jingle," was up to his usual antics– finding all sorts of places to hide. The kids loved coming in to look for him! Here are some of the fun things we did this week:
We took pictures with Santa!
We watched a Christmas movie– Mickey’s Christmas Carol– which goes along with the play that we watched earlier in the week put on by the middle school theatre class– A Christmas Carol.
The students made a beautiful two-sided quilt for the letter Q show-ing different things that they want and need.
We read The Quiet Quail and made our own quails out of the letter Q.
We made gingerbread houses with our 4th grade reading buddies– the kids were so creative with their decorations and construction! Thank you to all the parents who contributed candy and frosting so that we could make them!
We made cute little snowmen following the rules of a glyph. Then we used the glyph to tally how many students in our class were boys vs. girls, how many liked cold vs. warm weather, how many were 4 years old vs. how many were 5, and how many liked vs. disliked hot cocoa. When we come back from the break, we will use our tally mark information to make a class graph.
We celebrated Myrrhin’s birthday on Friday since her birthday will happen while we’re away on holiday. Happy 5th birthday to her!
We wrote letters for the elf to take back to Santa when he leaves.
Each day we made Santa’s beard grow longer and longer as we get closer and closer to Christmas.
Our class is introducing a new reading in-centive over the holiday vacation. They are called "Book Worm" awards. For every book that they read over the vacation (or a book that is read to them), they can add a book to their name and they can get a small treat. Attached to this newsletter, you will find a recording sheet where you can keep track of what books you’ve read and the date that you read them. Let’s all read together!