Monday, December 16, 2013
Today was another "best day ever" in our class according to some students. It was Gingerbread House day. The first thing we did was go over in "How to" format how to make the gingerbread house. The children were more than ready after it was explained and then decorated their houses in their own personal style. After this hands on activity, they were invited to write how they made their houses so that others may also learn how to do it. It was a great way to incorporate an activity with writer's workshop and have lots of fun doing it.
This piece includes the title "How to Make a Gingerbread House" and an Introduction "Can you see how to make a gingerbread house?" First you spread the icing around." "Then you put the candy." "Next you put the decorations." Finally you decorate the Christmas tree." Then Kayla lists what you need. "You need a knife." "You need decorations." She also lists a helpful hint "Don't forget the tree."
"How to Make a Gingerbread House" "First you get a cafeteria milk jug." "Then you spread the icing." Next you put the (get the) graham crackers." "Finally you decorate with candy." Ezekiel did a fine job sounding out some very large words and explaining how to make it.
We hope you this helps you learn how to make a Gingerbread House this season!
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
A lot of work went into preparing for the actual Powwow day. Our Room Moms Mary Garrard and Christa Hancock saw to every detail from crowns to shoe covers. We appreciate all of their hard work and preparation. These are pictures from the morning of the Powwow before we went outside.
Powwow Preparation on PhotoPeach
Powwow Preparation on PhotoPeach
Friday, November 15, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
For the past week, we have been learning about our Native American tribe - the Lenape. They are from the northeastern region of the United States - primarily Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware. The Lenape men were hunters and did what they could to protect their families. The Lenape women were farmers. Both the men and women were story tellers, artists, and musicians.
Homework this past week was to research our tribe and dress the cut out accordingly. The students shared how they made their Lenape person and also wrote about it in a "How To" piece in Writer's Workshop. The following are their creations...
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Having fun with Mrs. Wishy Washy!
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Today our 39 students joined millions of other school children across the country and around the world to celebrate literacy by reading "Otis" by Loren Long. The organization that sponsored this event is called "Jumpstart's Read for the Record". Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students and community Corps members to serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. They help children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for kindergarten.
Otis is the story about a fun loving tractor that befriends a frightened calf. They become inseparable until the farmer buys a bigger and newer tractor and puts Otis out to pasture. Then one day, the calf got stuck in the mud and the new tractor could not get him out. Otis came along and saved the day.
We helped to make our reading count in this world record breaking event!
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
He feels refreshed after his nap.
Monday, September 9, 2013
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