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 us on the cross. And in Visual Arts, they had fun creating a candy cane craft!

In Poems and Songs, students worked on the poem “Christmas Candy Cane Poem About Jesus.” The poem goes like this:
Look at the Candy Cane
What do you see?
Stripes that are red
Like the blood shed for me.
White is for my Savior
Who’s sinless and pure!
“J” is for Jesus My Lord, that’s for sure.

Students also listened to the read-alouds “The Story of Christmas” by Patricia Pingry, “Wombat Divine” by Mem Fox, and “Madeline’s Christmas” by Ludwig Bemelmans.
In Letter Formation, students worked on their “J Book.” They practiced writing their Letter J and created drawings that started with the Letter J. When finished, they showed their work individually to Mrs. Kuchler who then wrote down their reflections during the activity. The students also made a list of words that began with the Letter J.
In Independent Writing, students have shown great progress in the “Lucky Duck” Homework. Recall that each student gets a chance to be the “Lucky Duck.” A set of cut-up words are sent home in an envelope and students are asked to write down the complete sentence by placing the words in their correct order. The student then draws a picture that best describes the sentence. Students worked on contractions, exclamation points, and periods.
In Math, students listened to the read-aloud “Twelve Days of Christmas” by Jack Kent. They worked on ordinal numbers: first, second, third, and fourth. Students also colored and counted pattern blocks: green triangles, blue parallelograms, red trapezoids, and yellow hexagons.
At home: To reinforce what they learned in Math, line up 4 stuffed animals or other toys with your child. Ask your child to point to the first, second, third, and fourth (last) animal or toy.

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