Well, it's official! Teaching first grade at this time of year can be the craziest, most enjoyable and the most rewarding time! I love their energy and innocence. I think it keeps me young but, I have to admit, I'm ready for a long, winter's nap. This week we have spent a lot of our time talking about traditions around the world. Here are some questions that you can ask your child about their learning from the past couple of weeks.
What country was your favorite country? Why?
Which tradition was your favorite to learn about?
Why isn't your mission file at home?:)
Can you show me the Double Bump?
Can you write or tell me three doubles facts?
Can you tell me a near double fact?
What is something that you've learned about reindeer?
Related Arts Schedule Next Week
Monday - Music
Tuesday - Library (remember book-in-a-bag)
Wednesday - P.E. (remember tennis shoes)
Thursday - Art
Friday - Music
Thursday - Students get to plan the day. More information to come next week to let you know what they've planned. I made need your help:).
Friday - Students can bring/wear their PJs to school. We will be watching Polar Express. They can also bring a healthy/special snack from home to enjoy while watching the movie. We are a nut-free zone so refrain from sending anything with nuts of any kind. Your child can also bring something to snuggle with while enjoying the movie.
We were dressing up like the Star Boys and St. Lucia and we liked to make the hats. St. Lucia is celebrated by having the oldest girl in the family put on white dress with a red belt. She wears a wreath with candles that are lit because the real St. Lucia walked through a cave where it was dark. She was feeding people who were hiding there because they wanted to worship a different way.
We are studying about dragons together. We are thinking flexibly and persevering and we are collaborating. The guy in the glasses is new. We like him because he is funny.
We made elf hats to pretend we were elves. Flash was our school elf. On the first day, we tried to find Flash and we found him behind a bookcase. Flash went to a different country everyday. One of them was Sweden. In Sweden, when it gets cold they make huge ice hotels.
We did a Top Secret mission and now we can reveal it now that the mission is done. It was called the Hot Cocoa Disaster Mission. Santa was drinking hot cocoa while he was looking through his files about Christmas but his cocoa spilled on the laptop and ruined the files. Mrs. Claus told him many times he shouldn't drink his hot cocoa with his laptop. We had to save Christmas and 23 little first graders just saved Christmas for the WHOLE WORLD!!!