Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!


This slide show represents the past two weeks of activities going on in our classroom. We made a wreath and advent box for the holiday silent auction. The students participated in these projects - they helped paint the polka-dots on the wreath ornaments and we used their fingerprints to decorate the sides, top, and back of the lottery advent calendar (Santa and the reindeers and snowmen). (Our own Mrs, Shall was the lucky winner!) We had a Hanukah lesson demonstrated by a former student. Did you now that there are 17 different ways to spell "Hanukah"? She brought in a menorah, candles, and dreidel and taught the students about the "Festival of Lights." Afterwards, she taught the children how to play the dreidel game and also how to make one out of marshmallows, Hershey Kisses, and pretzel sticks. Also, during the week, pictures were taken of the children and they wrote a note inside the card that their holiday picture was going in.
Thursday was our holiday breakfast and craft day. Parents joined us for breakfast and crafts. In the afternoon, we were surprised by the horses on the playground (compliments of Mrs. Rossignol) so as we walked up, they invited us to pet them. What a wonderful topper to a great day!!

6 comments:

Suzanne said...

Thank you for the time and energy you put forth in creating such magical memories for the children. They've had a blast in this holiday season!

dayle timmons said...

I really love walking in your classroom during your holiday celebrations. You could just feel the holiday spirit as you walked through your door. I especially love that you had a former students come in and explain some of the holiday traditions. A teacher in the mamking? Can't wait to see what the new year brings for the Mall-ards!

Chelsea said...

thanks for putting my work on the blog .i love all the new stuff. nothing can stop me from looking at the blog. merry christmas love chelsea

Chelsea said...

thanks for putting my work on the blog .i love all the new stuff. nothing can stop me from looking at the blog. merry christmas love chelsea

Anonymous said...

I love the blog. Every time I go on the computer the first thing I do is go on the blog. I like to see the new things you have put up. Merry Christmas. Love Julia.

Jonathan said...

Thanks for the great Christmas Celebration. Hope you had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Jonathan