Monday, December 19, 2011

Week Seventeen-Christmas Activities!

Making ice cream cone ornaments.

Getting ready to add the "sprinkles" to our ornament
Yellow table is ready to make our ornaments.

The red table is ready to glue!

Waiting to open gifts from Mrs. Ables

Making a wreath for our craft at the Storytelling Festival.

Working on our craft!

Making patterns on our wreaths.

Having a great time.

Working Hard!

Ms. Millwood reads the Gingerbread Friends.

Gingy came back!

Santa Cow from Chick Fil A

Mrs. Penney reading The Night Before Christmas

Santa saying hello to the children!

More hellos and high fives!

Santa telling Mrs. Penney to give the children the gifts he brought.

Our classroom party!

Lots of great food and fun!

We had a great time!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Week Sixteen

We have been very busy this week learning about how other countries celebrate the Christmas season. Each day we have gotten a letter from our Gingerbread friend Gingy. He tells us all about the places he has visited and we usually read a book or story about the country and make something related to the way that country celebrates. Our next door teacher Mrs. Henderson and I have had a great time learning all about Gingy and his travels. We have also had fun with our elf on the shelf Chippy. So far this week he has left us suckers, and stickers. He also has played tricks on us. Tuesday morning all the chairs were turned upside down and red ornaments were thrown all over the floor! Wednesday morning we found our room rolled with bathroom paper and today we found Christmas ribbon all over the tables!

Monday morning Chippy brought suckers for us!

This was how we found our classroom on Wednesday morning. You can see Chippy hiding on top of the shelf in the corner of this picture!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

More Week Fifteen & A visit from Santa!!!

Santa brought our elf to our classroom! Thanks to our sweet Mrs. Monica in the office!
We had an unexpected visitor this morning! Santa brought our Elf On The Shelf! He came to Big Spring Lake today for pictures and he brought our new elf personally to the classroom for us! Wow! We were all very excited about this visit. So we decided to name our new elf Chippy just like the elf on the movie we watched. He will be staying with us all day until Christmas break and returning to Santa each night to tell him all about the kiddos! 

Our new Elf on the Shelf. The children named him Chippy after the elf on the movie!

We have been working hard and learning all about the Gingerbread man, We have read two versions of the typical story as well as The Gingerbread Baby, The Gingerbread Girl, and Gingerbread Friends. 

I have included pictures of some of the activities we have been doing this week. It has been lots of fun.

A sweet way to practice beginning sounds. The children used stamps to put a picture of an object that begins with the sound for the letter in each space.

Label the Gingerbread man. I found this fun activity on the internet!
The picture of the gingerbread man the kiddos used to label their picture. I used our document camera to display the image on our interactive smart board. We are super  blessed with technology at BSLK!

           Our visit with Santa. Everyone got a hug and a candy cane!







Anna Beth











Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Week Fifteen -The Gingerbread Man

Rolling out the dough for our gingerbread ornaments

Pressing the dough out flat.

Using a cookie cutter to make the shape.

Almost finished.

Removing the extra dough.

I found this fun science experiment from the internet. We all made a prediction about what we thought would happen to the gingerbread man if he tried to cross the water. We looked at him after twenty minutes and then thirty minutes and we drew what we saw. After one hour we looked and gave our conclusion about what happened to the gingerbread man.

Our bucket of water for the gingerbread man experiment.

The cookie we used for our experiment.

The gingerbread man when we first put him into the water.

Some of the kiddos checking out what is happening to the gingerbread man.