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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Last Blog of 2010!

We have a busy day again:) The kids are playing Dr, Dr, in the gym as of
now. This morning, they were able to hear some 5th grade fairytales that
were written this year. We will also be journaling and going to the
computer lab. This afternoon, we will have music at the high school and
will finish our 3D shapes unit. Please be sure to bring your child to
their assigned room at the high school between 6:30 and 7:00 tonight for
our holiday concert. Signs will be posted informing you of where to
bring them. Tomorrow, we will be exchanging gifts, participating in a
drum presentation, watching the Polar Express, and wrapping things up
for 2010. Have a wonderful holiday season and I will post again in 2011!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

What a busy Day...Again!

Our classroom schedule was quite different today, and the children have
done a great job of handling the change. We started the day by busing to
the high school for music practice. We also created some gingerbread
people this morning. This afternoon, we will be completing some math
work and making gifts. We will ride to the high school again tomorrow so
we are prepared for the concert tomorrow night. I look forward to seeing

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Busy Busy Busy

The kids went right to work today and created a cute Santa for
decorating at home. After gym and music we will be writing in our
journals and then head over to the computer lab. This afternoon, we will
be making our gingerbread houses with our pals and making gifts. Have a
great day!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Last Week of School, 2010

The kids came in ready to get to work so we practiced shapes and
sounding out words this morning. After music and gym, the kids will
attend computer lab. This afternoon, we will be working in our math
books and creating some crafty gingerbread people. I would like to
provide all different materials for this art project and see what the
kids come up with. Have a great day!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Man, time flies...

The kids worked on beginning sounds today and they are doing a great job
of sounding out words as well. After some music practice, they will
attend gym. We are going to journal this morning before heading out to
recess. This afternoon, we will be making some paperplate Santa
decorations and practicing our shapes. Have a great day and drive

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Now that we have a portable Smartboard functioning in our classroom, we
were able to complete some activities that we had missed this week. We
practiced sounding out words and trading the beginning sounds in words
to create a new word. After gym and music, we will be going to the
computer lab and completing centers. This afternoon, we will practice 3D
shapes and complete another holiday art project for the classroom. Have
a great day:)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Happy Tuesday:)

We played a few quick word games this morning (they liked the race car
game) and then went down to music. I was able to hear the holiday
program songs and the kids looked ADORABLE! After gym, we are going to
complete a journal and centers. This afternoon, we will complete some
shape activities (3D) in math and then create some more holiday art for
the classroom. Have a great day!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Monday, Monday...

Energy, energy, energy! Man, I wish I could have a little of the
children's energy on Monday mornings:) To help us reign in the
bounciness, we read a holiday story this morning. We then practiced
sounding out words and completed a journal entry about Santa. After gym
and music, the kids will be creating some holiday art and completing
centers. Our letters to Santa will also be mailed out today. This
afternoon, there will be a substitute teacher in the classroom. The kids
will have rest, story, and math. We are starting a new chapter about
geometry in which we will talk about symmetry and 3D shapes. They will
also create some cute reindeer to hang in the classroom. Have a great

Friday, December 3, 2010

Happy Friday:)

Wow, we have energy today! However, the kids still reigned it in long
enough this morning to read our new take home book. We used some cool
high lighters to help us read the lines. After gym and library, we will
be going to the computer lab. This afternoon, we will be writing letters
to Santa with our reader pals and completing our first holiday art
project. Remember, the performance of "The Polar Express" is at the high
school tonight at 7:00. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Vowels and Sounding out Words

The kids worked on sounding out words this morning and they are doing a
great job of it. We also circled the vowels within those words. After
gym and music, we will complete some reading assessments and centers.
This afternoon, the kids will have math groups (our last day of math
groups for a few weeks) and complete a journal. We are starting to
discuss December holidays and will begin decorating the classroom as
well. Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

What fun kids!

I came into school today feeling a little under the weather, but the
kids know how to bring my spirits right back up! We worked in our
workbooks this morning and practiced using the 'sh' sound. After gym and
music, we will be visiting the computer lab. This afternoon, we will be
switching into our math groups and discussing different traditions
families may have in the month of December, as well as what traditions
the children like to celebrate. I can't believe it is already Wednesday!
Have a great day:)