Monday, November 28, 2016

Thanksgiving Week


This past week we learned all about the first Thanksgiving and how different cultures celebrate different things. We learned about how the Pilgrims came here on a boat called the Mayflower and ended up meeting Native Americans that helped them grow crops and hunt. The kids made costumes and got to dress up for a special Thanksgiving lunch at school. 








They were able to choose which costume they wanted to wear- Pilgrim or Native American. 


 We made placemats for our loved ones and used them to eat our lunch on in the cafeteria. 


All week we learned about what we were thankful for. We talked about family, friends, food, shelter, and even how thankful we are for our safety. 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

November

We have been so busy with learning this month- I have hardly had time to share all the engaging things we have been doing!
First we have been working so very hard on our writing. We started with drawing pictures, using three star coloring, and then moved to labeling our pictures. Here were a couple of cute labeling pieces we created.  


We then learned how to fill in the blank with simple words. We read the book "The Ghosts Dinner" by Jacques Duquennoy. We then created our own ghosts and gave clues to whose ghost it could be. Students had the opportunity to read another students ghost and try to guess from the clues whose it was. They had a blast using context clues and reading simple sentences. 



Then it was Veteran's day and we all created a card to send to a Veteran. We thanked them for their bravery and for protecting us. 


Kids also got to dress up as their favorite story book character! I loved getting to see how creative they got :) 



Thursday, November 3, 2016

October 20th

Recently we have been so busy with learning! To take a fun spin, we learned about community helpers. Each student had to create a bear around what they wanted to be when they grew up. The bears they created were so cute. They wrote about their bear and even stood in front of the class to present their bear.