Friday, December 11, 2015

Week 14, Letter Nn, Star Word 'like', GINGERBREAD!!!!

Weekly bonus link from computer lab:
have fun!

Yep, the rumors are true...I gave myself a forehead injury which resulted in 2 black eyes!
Bathing outdoors in December has it drawbacks!
What a clutz...

Did you see those adorable penguin snow sticks we made last week? Here are the pictures to go with them...now if we just had some snow!

 I keep forgetting to show you this project...
Who Lives in Your House Glyph.
(a glyph is just a fancy way to represent data)




And now for my favorite week of the entire year...
GINGERBREAD WEEK!
We begin by learning this sweet poem and by creating these cutie pie gingerbread people which we use all week long. 



 We tasted gingerbread from the World Market and made a note of HOW we took that first bite...





 and made a graph on how we
EAT our gingerbread cookies!
Most of us bit the head off first!....



 Monday afternoon we created these adorable gingerbread necklaces!
(I am lucky to have crafts from when I taught an enrichment class a few years ago.  Since we have a small class I have enough for everyone!)




Hey who's that peeking over the BIG gingerbread house? 

Tuesday morning's new Morning Challenges are:
Gingerbread Sentence Unscramble...


Gingerbread ABC order...or should I say ZYX order as that is how we sang the abc song!
Backwards!


and Gingerbread cookie numeral match...


Hey, this looks like fun...

 Yes, we baked cookies right in the classroom!
What a delightful aroma!
 The kids stirred and mixed and rolled out their dough...




and we baked them for 8 minutes without peeking!

 MMMM!  Stay tuned for the frosting/decorating station during centers today...

We labeled a gingerbread person...


 We also created these lovely gingerbread houses!

We decorated the hallway with our creations!


Here's another fun card game we played with gingerbread, star words, tricky letters, and of course fox cards that sent all of our cards back into the pile!


Tuesday's Centers included:
Decorating (and eating) our own, fresh made gingerbread cookies!


 

Oh, this face says it all!


 Gingerbread Greater Than...

 Gingerbread ways to make 10...

 Finding our Gingerbread Friends...and writing names!









 Look who visited our room Tuesday night!
I guess he checking to see if I was naughty or nice...


This guy brought Nummy Nilla Wafers for our 
Nn Snack on Wednesday!  

Oh YES!!! Another 100 Club Member!

 Action shot of homework practice...
 We made a chart with our friends' names...
YES or NO...Is there an Nn in the name?


We practiced our first word family...

the ~an family!

Yes, another family project!
 The leader is enjoying resting in the igloo...keep sending in the bottom third of the milk jugs!  We could easily use 100!

Here's another game involving polar bears and penguins...

Here we are making cinnamon ornaments...mmmm, our room has been smelling so good lately!



These guys are crazy about puzzles!

This is our leader reading our morning chart!

Another family project...yes!!!!

Thursday's centers included:
Gingerbread Houses and Counting Objects...
  


 Gingerbread Play do station...because sometimes we just need to create!

  

Gingerbread Number Words...



Gingerbread ~an family dice roll...



 Thursday we worked on a Character Map 
of the Gingerbread Baby...

We also compared and contrasted the Gingerbread Boy and the Gingerbread Girl...
Wow, the shared a lot of characters, but the stories sure had different endings!

And here is our graph...
(one of the titles fell off apparently, just noticed it now!)

Friday's new Morning Challenges:
Gingerbread Numeric Order...


Gingerbread counting by 5s...


Gingerbread ABC-abc order and matching!


Oh, we learned how to (kind of) cut these old fashioned "paper dolls"
We made gingerbread, reindeer, and angel shaped decorations!
Good Reads this week...
 Here's one last chart from our gingerbread station...
describing words (adjectives)


And now for the week of December 14-18...
Reading: Letter Aa, star word review 
Math: Comparing Numbers
Theme: Christmas and Winter
Science: What is Earth's Land?
Social Studies: All About Time
BIG NEWS: We will be assessing for mid-quarter skills next week.  Be looking for mid-quarter reports to come home before Christmas.

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