Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!

Welcome 2012! I hope that all of you have enjoyed the holidays, break, and celebrating the new year. I have truly enjoyed every moment of the past two weeks with family and friends. But I cannot wait to see my 23 smiling students Tuesday; I have missed them!

December was such a special month in our room and I wanted to share a few photos that I have not posted and post photos of our holiday party. It looks like we did not do any Math this past month! I will have to make an effort to take more photos of our day to day happenings.

Polar Express Day! We had so much fun wearing our PJ's. Click here to read more details.

We learned about Celebrations Around the World...

Grinch Day was a HUGE hit with the kids. We made Grinches and wrote how we would make the Grinch grin...

We also participated in a very special Holiday Card Exchange. We made and sent 30 holiday cards to classes around North America. In return, we received 30 cards. We had the opportunity to Skype with a few of the classes.
Here are the cards we created. This student was very excited about the project!

The entire first grade participated. We displayed SOME of the cards in the hallway to show where we received cards. You can read more about the project (and see a better photo) on Mrs. Weiler's blog.

The students also LOVED making gifts for their parents! We hope the parents found them as special as we did. I took photos of the students in their PJ's on Polar Express Day. The students glued the photo onto holiday paper and we created a frame out of cinnamon sticks and ribbon.

Now for the Holiday Party. It was a HUGE success! A special thanks to the parent that organized the event and the parents that helped out at the party.

The students made a special frame out of logs.

They made snowman ornaments...

And tree ornaments...

They also played a game.

What fun!

December went by so quickly! It is hard to believe we did all of those special events! I'm looking forward to what is in store this month. We will be learning about matter through a unit on Snow, begin our Data Analysis math unit, and learn about personal narratives. Please check back soon.

Happy New Year!


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