This week we also learned about holidays around the world. The kids enjoyed reading about Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Holi, Kwanzaa, and New Years. We shared a book called Holidays Around the World and then discussed what we felt was important to know about each holiday. After we highlighted our important information, the kids completed a worksheet about some of them. Here are a couple pieces of work that show highlights of the different holidays.
Monday, December 22, 2008
This week we worked on some functional writing. The students were able to choose whatever he/she wanted to write a "how to" on. They came up with some great ideas. Here are some samples of their work. Don't to forget to click the work to see it better.
We had a busy week with lots of traditions. Here are some pictures from our class party, book exchange, opening presents, individual pictures, and Cookies with Auntie Claus.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
IF you haven't been in to see our holiday auction item from our class - Tuesday is the last day. This year the kids decorated a small tree with ornaments they hand painted. Mrs. VanAlstyne made a great tree skirt and the kids all were able to stamp it. It looks great! The auction is coming to an end and we hope that you will come in and bid on it. The money goes directly back into our class!
Thank you to all our families who donated food and were able to join us for our holiday lunch. It is so nice to see all the families together and enjoy some time together. The kids were very excited. We hope that you had a great time.