Canadian traditions are very similar to what we do here. One of their customs is to bake cookies. We made a "plate" of cookies in honor of this.
To celebrate the Unites States, we made a string of Christmas lights. All of the students put their Christmas tradition on the light and we hung them proudly in the classroom.
Our elf moved around the classroom a lot this week. We found him under a lego bridge one day and reading the book about himself another day.
We met with our book buddies this week. They read to us from "The World According to Humphrey" and then we made a Christmas scene that including Humphrey. Thanks Book Buddies!!
In reading this week, we learned about things we see in the sky. In our stories this week, we learned about the big dipper, solar eclipses and how in different countries you can see different stars. We also practiced spotting compound words and identifying the plot sequence. The students did a great job this week writing the sequence for our story "The Hidden Sun".
In writing this week, we started with a "four square" organizer about what I like about Christmas. Then we turned the four squares into a paragraph. This was written on holiday paper and brought home.
Of course, this week would not be complete without making something special for the loved ones in our families. Look for something special to come home today.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Best Wishes Always,
Love, Mrs. Wells