Take a look at some of the Christmas learning and fun we have been having.
In the last week of November we studied Winter Celebrations around the world. We had lots of fun and make a winter celebration book with pictures, crafts and information. The kids loved it, and I including them learned a lot. We learned about Christmas in Sweden, Holland and Mexico. We also learned about Kwanzaa and Hannukah. On last day we talked about the nativity. That was the first time in 22 years I was able to tell the story of Jesus birth. It felt very strange but great.
|We wrote about Santa. We labeled the things that Santa has and then went back and described Santa using color words. The kids used the map to complete their writing each day.|
|I always love our gingerbread week. I decided this year to make a different gingerbread and he turned out very cute. But.....with 22 kids he takes up two boards. We used a regular sized paper plate. Next year we will be using smaller ones. :-)|
|Here are some of the big cuties up close.|
|Here is our gingerbread thinking map. He turned out cute. The kids loved him. We labeled him and then they practiced labeling their own gingerbread. We also used the thinking map to write about our gingerbread man or girl all week.|
|Here is some of my modeled writing. Yes....I do know how to spell, but I let the kids tell me how to spell the words. Our rule is...if it is up in the room we have to spell it correctly.|
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