Today we went on a gingerbread man hunt. When we returned from lunch and recess, we found out that Mrs. Brown opened the oven too soon. She was supposed to wait 8 minutes and she peeked too early. The gingerbread men popped out of the oven and began to run around the school. They left us a clue to find them. Our first clue was to go to the gym, next we were sent to the cafeteria, then to the music room, we then went to the nurse's office and they weren't there. After the nurse's office we were taken to the library where the gingerbread men said they were reading a book. We did not find them there, they said they left the library and went to the computer lab to play a game. Finally, at the computer lab the clue said they were back home in our classroom. When we got back to our room, we found the tub of cookies and we ate them up!
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Last week something very sad happened, our elf friend was touched by one of the students in our class. The entire class was beyond upset by this and we came up with a plan. We wrote a letter to Santa, had our next door neighbor's (Mrs. Bunch's) elf Jingles take it with him back to the North Pole. The next day, we received a letter back from Santa with directions on how to save Jack! We are very thankful Jack is going to be taken care of and we can't wait to see him again on Monday!
Jack was back in our class and at full force! He gathered up an entire pile of cotton balls, sat up on top of a cabinet and proceeded to throw the cotton balls at our lunch clips. He managed to knock every single clip on the floor! =)
At the beginning of the year, I have colors as our table names and then I transition into sight word table names (seen in previous post here ). After the students are starting to grasp sight words and learning them at a quicker pace I move on to word family table names. We usually work on one or two word families a week. I change the names depending on what we are working on. The kids enjoy having new table names and the best part is they don't even realize I am sneaking in reading practice :). Next week, we will have our holiday themed table names (seen in a post from last year here).