Thursday, December 20, 2012

                                  Holiday Greetings

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Today is a SNOW DAY!  With that said I figured it was time to finish Christmas cards, bake sugar cookies, scrapbook, and of course write a new blog post.

This week at school we were very busy finishing our unit on Europe.  One of the many highlights of this unit is to make gingerbread houses.  The making of gingerbread is very common in many European homes.  On Monday our class looked like a house making factory.

I have a feeling that there was a lot of tasting also!
"Lets see what else should I add?"

 We were all so proud of our finished projects.  It was hard not to snitch more of the candy during the clean up.

My students are very creative.

 This week in music we sang Christmas songs to Mrs. Brown's kindergarten class, Ho, Ho, Ho!

Who is Santa and his elf?
Boys chorus

Merry Christmas to our friends and families!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

             Sounds of Christmas are in the air!
It's the month of December and no matter how much I tell myself to slow down and enjoy this time of the year, one thing after another seems to keep me busier then I want to be.

I have signed my class up for two different projects, a global classroom project called Christmas Around the World and a Christmas card exchange project.  I thought both of these sounded exciting especially since our current social studies unit is a study of Europe.

Christmas Around the World

Through this project students will learn about the Christmas traditions of others around the world.  Students are sharing there family traditions through skype, voicethread, and twitter.
They are sharing stories, videos, and photos.

I found out about the Holiday Card Exchange through a site called  We were assigned 30 classrooms throughout the US and Canada, we will exchange holiday greeting cards with one another.  We will also be sending cards to the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester, MN.
The theme this year is snowglobes, thanks to Mrs. Friederich for making the patterns that we used for our cards. Our card shop has been very busy this week creating masterpieces.
We are very proud of our creations!
            We anxiously wait for our greeting cards to arrive!
Special delivery, our 2nd card of the week.