Santa came to visit at Liberty. (Pictured here in the pre-k room, where we went for our turn to see him)
I took a picture of each child on Santa's lap.
I bought 6 sheets of sparkly gold foam at Wal-mart for 99cents each.
I cut the foam into quarters and then cut out an oval picture window in each section.
I crazyglued the picture to the back of the foam and then attached a magnet.
Monday, December 31, 2012
For our Christmas party we made Gingerbread houses out of milk cartons, graham crackers, frosting and candy, candy, candy.
I started doing this as my "party" about 15 years ago instead of the old paperplate full of chips, cookies and cupcakes and I have never looked back. The kids always say it is the "funnest party ever!" and I agree!
I prepare the cartons the day before by washing and drying them and then hotgluing them to a plate for stabilty.
Then at the party, every child gets a big blob of frosting with a popsicle stick for spreading, graham crackers, and a baggie full of candies for decorating. Some kids just sit and eat the candies out of their bags (but if that's their idea of a fun party, what can I say?)
Most kids however, get really creative.
Here are some pictures of our houses.
Slide the house, plate and all, into a 2.5 gallon ziplock bag and send it home! Merry Christmas!
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Our snowflake ornaments turned out so cute! I hot glued wagonwheel pasta to popsicle sticks. I used to let the kids do the gluing but they did not hold up well and they took forever........so now I hot glue them ahead of time and then let the kids paint them white and sprinkle them with sparkly white glitter. The pictue doesn't do the glitteryness justice. They are very sparkly!
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Here's our classroom Christmas tree. Aren't the ornaments cute? My student teacher, Cletta, had the kids decorate the shiny side of a CD with glitter and Christmas sequins and then she stuck a picture in the middle. They are super sparkly.
|Classroom Tree Christmas 2012|
|Exploration in groups.|
|C.M. with our eager little scientists.|
After vocabulary development and exploration,
we wrote about magnets.
|"Magnets are very cool because the south pole sticks together with the noth pole and they both stick together with each other and I know a bunch about magnets. They are very! very! very! strong."|
We used my magnets unit. It's aligned to Georgia science standards for first grade and Common Core standards for informational text and writing.