Saturday, December 17, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Mrs.Espinosa doing a TLC lesson of the Nutcracker

The kids did such a great job!  Our listening and following directions continue to improve!

We built gingerbread (graham cracker) houses the day before our party.

Holiday Party fun and centers!  This is our holiday bingo center with Nathan Shea (Matt's brother)

At this center, we are making candy cane ornaments with tri-colored beads.

Making Reindeer hats and packages of Magic Reindeer food to help Santa find our homes.

At this center, we are making clay gingerbread men necklaces with bead patterns.

The best center - decorating our houses with as much candy as possible

The fun centers are done, now the wonderful food and treats.

A busy day with lots of fun activities and goodies to eat.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Gingerbread Man Week

We had so much fun this week.  We read six different versions of the Gingerbread man and compared them.  We had many gingerbread centers.  We decorated clay gingerbread men for our tree ornaments.  Finally, on Friday, we went on a hunt for the cookies we made in class that ran away.
This is our chart comparing the different Gingerbread man stories.

Getting ready to go on the Gingerbread Man hunt

Grandma Sholes helping us decorate our clay gingerbread men ornaments

Joe, Anne and Vicki working in the classroom

Mrs. Herman helping with us decorate gingerbread men ornaments

Reading with Aidan, Ciella and Kameron

Keira's hunt for words in our classroom

Mrs. Walker helping us make gingerbread men cookies

Celso's Mom (Catherine) and Kameron's Dad (Tim) helped us make gingerbread cookies

Math centers and ordering numbers 0-20

Math centers with sets to 10 and math talk

Math centers ordering numbers from 1-20 and matching sets of animals

Math centers - Find the missing number

Gingerbread hunt - Lori reading us our clue from the office

Parent volunteer reading a clue in the library

Cafeteria manager reading our next clue in the cafeteria

We found the gingerbread men in our classroom

Later Gators on the gingerbread man hunt

Later Gators in Mr.B's office for the next clue.
It was a fun and exciting day.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Ho! Ho! Ho! It's holiday time in K-1 Kindergarten!

Our family handprint wreaths are hanging in the room!

Our December Quilt with reindeer and gingerbread men.

Look at those cute elves!!!

The stockings are hung with Santa in the window!

Early bird and Later Gator elves

The word wall with a painted Santa

Looking across our beautiful room

Reindeer are dancing all around the room

Family Pictures - Presents and gifts can make us boast.  But family is what matters most!

We have a special Magic Elf that visits our class each day.  He is teaching us about the meaning of  Christmas.