Sunday, December 29, 2013

Holiday hike

It was a perfect morning for our hike through the woods!  Thank you to all who could join us.  

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Holidays around the world

         We had so much fun sharing our dolls from around the world!  This week we will travel to different countries (or classrooms) to learn about traditional customs  that exist throughout the world...learning traditions through books, poems, and projects. We will pack our "Holidays Around the World" suitcases and learn about traditions in the Netherlands(St. Nicholas Day), Germany, Mexico, and India.  
           As we focus on family traditions and celebrate holidays this month, we will read the book,Night Tree by Eve Bunting. As a follow-up to this story, the students will hike on the trails next to the playground and decorate trees for the animals. Refreshments will be served after the hike. All families are welcome to join us. This activity will take place on Thursday, December 19 at 9:45, and is in lieu of a holiday party.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Special guest readers

We had special guest readers today... UNH hockey players.  The class loved asking lots of questions and listening to the story Z is for Zambonie.  We even got autographs!  Thank you Mrs. Forest for organizing this!


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope that you all enjoy the holiday weekend with your families!

Turkey centers

We all said something special about each classmate.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

November 22 Newsletter

 We are learning about

  • turn around math facts
  • meeting the characters in our books
  • math fact families
  • writing realistic fiction
  • Thanksgiving
  • interesting story starters
  • stopping and jotting to hold our thinking in readers workshop

Some activities we did

  • created turkey fact families
  • played rhyming and syllable Thanksgiving games
  • began a number scroll
  • used oil pastels to draw cards
  • played with new Thanksgiving apps
  • wrote our own realistic fiction books
  • met lots of new characters in lots of books

Upcoming events:

November 26-28 Thanksgiving
December 2    Visit the book fair 2:30
December 11  Early release
December 19  Holiday Hike  details to follow

Wish list:
gallon size zip lock bags
foam soap

Happy Thanksgiving!