Archive for December, 2013

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How to Make a Snowman Glyph

Students continued to do their Reading and Writing workshop. They also spent time reading books together with their teacher. They practiced writing these high frequency words: each, said, there, when, how, were, and your. In Math, they worked on Addition 6-10, Word Problems, and Counting by 5s from […]

Gingerbread Boy Mystery

It was an exciting time for the pre-kindergartners as they worked in Santa’s Workshop! Students wore elf hats as they used hammers to pound away on a styrofoam board. They were busy wrapping Christmas presents and took time to decide […]

Stop and Think!

Early preschoolers had so much fun creating Christmas crafts and ornaments last week! They made a Santa hat, a reindeer ornament out of popsicle sticks, a red paper ornament with Christmas stickers, and beautiful water color creations! In Language Arts, students […]

Giving Feels Good

“Giving” during the season of Christmas was the school theme last week. Moms and dads this past week showed the children what it means to be generous by example. In the school hallway, one mom quietly whispered in her daughter’s […]

How to Pick a Book to Read

In Language Arts (Listening and Learning), students listened to the read-aloud “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein. This character education story is about the virtue of generosity and the joy of giving. In class, we discussed specific examples of being generous. For instance, when […]

Candy Cane Christmas

In Language Arts (Listening and Learning), students listened to the read aloud, “Candy Cane Christmas” by Helen Haidle. This fun story uses the symbolism of the candy cane to remind students of who Jesus is, why Jesus was born, and what Jesus did for […]

Marshmallow Mugs

In Language Arts, early preschoolers learned about the Letter M and worked on Letter M alphabet activities. They warmed up to painting a “Mug with Marshmallows In It!”After covering the mug with brown paint, they counted and pasted 5 little white marshmallows inside […]

The Giving Tree

“The Christmas Season” is the joyful theme for the month of December. Last week, we talked about “Advent” which is the period of preparation for Christmas that begins four Sundays leading up to December 25. The Virtue of the Month is […]