Sunday, December 15, 2013

Week 15 Letter Nn, star word 'like', and GINGERBREAD!!!!

This is my absolute favorite week in K....
Gingerbread Week!
If the kids only remember one thing about this week,
I hope they recall the delightful aroma!
Here are just a few of the books we read this week...
   
We compared/contrasted characters and settings.
So many great books, so little time...

Our igloo is growing! Keep sending jugs in through the 20th. 
Thanks!
We also have a snow cave for reading in!


We are working on a reading project...
Yes, we are really reading!!!!

Here are a few more family projects....




On Monday we squeezed in centers with a twist...
Independent Centers where the  k kids decided where to begin and where to go next!
Their choices were:
Greater than with polar animals...

missing abc walruses...




missing numerals with penguins...



December vocabulary race...
a favorite!


and painting frosting on our large gingerbread people!



On Tuesday we decorated them with all sorts of interesting items!
These beauts will be on display at the Christmas concerts!








We refreshed our play snow...cool fun!

We are also growing crystals after learning that is what snow is!


Wrapping up round 1 of morning challenges this week:
Penguin tallies...

Polar Bear numeric order...

Polar bear sentence building...

At snack we graphed how we eat our gingerbread...
what part do you bite first?




Here is another bonus reading activity...
the 'an' family!

Tuesday's centers incleded:
gingerbread house tallies......


Gina helped at gingerbread word dice roll...


Gingerbread friends (name writing)


Gingerbread words...printing practice


Brain break gingerbread playdough!



Wednesday we used the same gingerbread friends at morning challenges!  The kids alphabetized them by last name!
Really!!!!  They are amazing,  I tell ya!


Also, uppercase/lowercase matching...


and working together to solve a puzzle!


Here is the beginning of our cookie baking...

Now the fun begins...patting and rolling...

and cutting...
ready to go!

Yep, I drag in my roaster and we fill the school with the 
most delightful aroma!
Everyone pops in for a whiff!

Here is a tease of more gingerbread fun coming up...

A couple of budding bakers played  in the bakery while waiting for the cookies to get done...





Oh...they are ready!!!!
DELICIOUS!!!!

The kids were so proud of this structure!

and this hard puzzle, too...

Our morning message is always a hit...

more reading buddies...

The writing center is always busy...


We played a new game called TAPE NOSE!
We all wore a piece of tape on our nose, took turns greeting each other, then touching noses.  The tape only sticks to ONE od the greeters!  That person continues on to the next person...

eventually we make it around the circle...
Here is our victor!


Wednesday's centers included:
Gingerbread House counting...

 

Gingerbread Missing Numeral...


Gingerbread Playdough brain break
(they just can't get enough!)



Gingerbread number words...



Read the room...Gingerbread beginning sounds


Here is our reading chart...labeling a 
Gingerbread Man 


We also created these lovely dwellings!


We have been practicing last names...
she's got a loooong one!

Thurday's centers were:
Ways to make 10 with sweet treats ...


Gingerbread Word Sort


Gingerbread Greater than...


Gingerbread ABC Search...


and the 'build-your-own-gingerbread'
brain break area!
so so so cute!!!



On Friday we created a journal page on ways to make 5 with cookies!





Call me crazy, but my family and I went to the midnight showing of The Hobbit!  What an adventure!

Here we are on Friday with 2 hours of sleep
(yep, crazy)
Today's morning challenge was to work together to 
decorate a giant gingerbread man!





Everyone had a job!
Boy, they turned out so cute!
And yummy! We ate them at milk break...

Upcoming for December 16-20
Reading: letter Aa, short /a/, blending, star word review
I, like, my, see
Math:Finish comparing numbers, begin 2D shapes
Theme: Christmas
Science: What is Earth's Land Like?
Social Studies: Money Earned and Savings

BIG NEWS:
Christmas concerts; Monday 1:30 AND
Tuesday 6:30
Thursday: Polar Express Party
KIDS CAN WEAR THEIR PAJAMAS to school!
Please wear tennis shoes for PE
Friday: Christmas Party 1:30

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