Monday, December 15, 2008
On Monday, December 15 the Polar Express rolled into Grade 1/2. The day started when Mrs. Adams read "The Polar Express." The students sat in chairs in the pattern of a train, and needed a ticket to board the Polar Express. Polar Express theme music played in the background. The conductor punched their tickets and the waitress served hot cocoa to drink just like in the story. Jace received the "first gift of Christmas" and at the end of the story everyone got a bell to keep. The day continued on with Polar Express Reading, Writing and Math. The day concluded with watching the movie the Polar Express. The students sat in the train chairs and enjoyed yummy popcorn.
Friday, December 12 brought more excitement to the Grade 1/2 classroom. It was GINGERBREAD DAY! We listened to "Gingerbread Baby", "Gingerbread Girl", "Bad Boys Get Cookie", and "Gingerbread Friends". We went to www.janbrett.com and built our own gingergread houses and gingerbread friends. Our day concluded with decorating our very own gingerbread friends. It was an awesome day!
Monday, December 1, 2008
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Another busy week has flown by. This past week was highlighted by Jersey Day on Wednesday, and the SIXTIETH DAY OF SCHOOL on Friday. So on Wednesday we were decked right out in jerseys of all sorts, and Friday it looked like the sixties invaded our classroom. On sixties day, we dressed like we were from the sixties, listened to stories wrote in the sixties, made necklaces with sixty pieces of rotini, put sixty decorations on a Christmas tree, and did sixties dances. All in all it was a great week and I think everyone enjoyed themselves. I believe that if the kids are happy and want to be there, they will learn so much more.
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