It's the final week of Advent for us! Chapel went ahead and talked about Jesus being born and we sang about it in the pageant. We LOVED giving that gift to you a tad early. However, we hope the other gifts stay under the tree until Christmas. To help with that countdown we made a 5-day chain to help us count to Jesus's birthday, it's hard to wait especially when we don't have school to distract us. We also made birthday cards for him and talked about what we would give to baby Jesus. My younger 2 sons visited that day, a gift for me, and shared time eating munchkins and hot chocolate along with reading to them and they heard the final practice songs of the pageant! (see pic below).
Along with finding Elfie daily, we are advancing the Christmas story at chapel to the part where Mary travels by donkey to Bethlehem. We built stables and enjoyed The Christmas Baby as we made our manger. J is for Jesus and we learned how the candy cane tells us at library time. We are practicing hard for our pageant and making special gifts for you, shhhh! We met up with the 2s to create some lovely Christmas trees to keep the holiday spirit alive throughout the school. Finally, science continues to enthrall us are we experienced two more stations, check out the pics and ask us about what we've learned.
We got into the Christmas spirit at once decorating our classroom just the way they wanted, phew! Mrs. Vega read The Great Reindeer Rebellion to keep the fun rolling. We focused on angels and how they deliver God's messages then we wrote about what we would say.... (check the hallway). We loved hearing The Country Angel story that tied in nicely here. We tackled the letter Ii carefully with igloo building, table "ice" hockey and ice cream math games. We also read small words like "if" "it" and "is". Add a letter sound in front and a whole new word happens, early readers are erupting here.... We also read more Laura Numeroff stories If You Give A... then made up our own class stories building it orally, it was silly fun.
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