Wednesday, December 20, 2017

December Update!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!  We've had a busy month.  In math, we finished our unit on comparing numbers and began looking at how to join groups.  We had a lot of fun playing math games that helped us practice joining groups by counting the total number of items.

Spike also left us an ornament to create during our day with no related arts!  We found a sparkly snowflake on our tree, then opened our present to find silver glitter & popsicle sticks so we could make our own.   It was a LOT of fun to create these one of a kind snowflakes!!
On Monday, we celebrated the end of our Gingerbread Unit by making our very own Gingerbread Houses!  Students worked independently to design and decorate their houses and worked to get necessary materials by using their manners!  They did such a good job with asking their neighbors to pass items they couldn't reach and waiting their turn.  

That afternoon, we had Mrs. Frichtl's 2nd grade class join us for Candy Cane Science!  Students worked together to determine of candy canes would sink or float and to compare two flavors of candy canes.  It was a lot of fun and we look forward to more fun projects together!
 We also saw a holiday concert with our CCE Handbell Choir and CCE Chorus!  We have some very talented 4th and 5th grade students!

On Tuesday, we had our Elf Day!!  Spike left us a wonderful present under the tree - Elf Hats!! We saw a wonderful performance of  the Reader's Theater Santa's Cookie Problem" by some of our CCE Staff!  We reviewed graphing with Christmas Tree Brownies, went on a treat walk, and had special Christmas stations!!  It was a fun day of celebrating and learning!

Today we celebrated our last day before break!  We found a clue from Spike & The Gingerbread Man in our classroom.  It was a map showing where he had run off to.  We went on a hunt to find him, visiting many places, but always being one step too late.  When we returned to our classroom, we found a box of Gingerbread Men waiting for us!!  After we ate lunch/brunch, we decorated our Gingerbread Men along with the ornament cookies Miss Couch & Mrs. Best had for us.  We also had some 5th grade challenge students come visit to read with us before we went on a word hunt!  It was a wonderful and festive end to our December.

We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season and look forward to seeing you Wednesday, January 3, 2018!

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