Last week was all about gingerbread stories. I have plenty of versions of the "Gingerbread Man" to share and compare, and we are also working on a musical play to perform next week. I plan to invite the families to come to the performance of "The Tale of the Gingerbread Man" one afternoon next week. The
Children made cinnamon gingerbread ornaments That made our room smell really good, and did a lot of writing and math activities that involved gingerbread.
One of my favorite assignments was the family project to make a disguise for a gingerbread man so the fox would not recognize him. The had a LOT of ninja turtle disguises, but I loved the creativity. They made a great bulletin board, too.
Here are a few close-ups.
Our school Christmas performance was Monday evening. The kids did a good job -- first time on stage for some of them.
We have been learning about Christmas and other holidays around the world -- Germany, the Netherlands , Mexico, China, etc. we will bind these in a book for the kids to take home.
Today I read a Jan Brett book, "The Hat" and gave out warm woolen hats to each child. They were made by Mrs. Carney, a former teacher who generously gives these handmade hats to my class every year.
After each child chose a hat, they made thank you cards and colored a picture of their own hat.
The most exciting part of today was a visit from Mrs. Santa Claus. The kids had lots to tell her about what they want for Christmas!
We even squeezed in time to make another Christmas ornament -- thank you, Mrs. Austin for getting it ready! And thanks to everyone who donated tp rolls.