Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Fun

The last few weeks have been filled with first grade fun.  We made several  holiday crafts including a rudolph, a wreath, and a dancing Santa.  The kids had so much fun.  And... we still had lots of time for practicing our reading skills and math facts.

We made Santa ornaments for our parent Christmas gifts.  I had seen the project floating around Pinterest and decided to take the plunge.  The kids loved them and they turned out so cute.  The only downside was using glass ornaments.  We had a few breaks.  Next year I will try to find some plastic ones that won't be so fragile.

Here are some pictures of a few of our other holiday activities:

We decorated Christmas trees.  The kids made them 24 different ways and they were all adorable.Go Niners.

 We wrote letters to Santa and the first graders did a great job with their letter writing.  I made copies to share with their parents before sending them off to Santa.  Later in the month Elves visited our classroom and hand delivered Santa's replies to their requests.  Gotta love those middle school language arts teachers that are willing to help with a little holiday magic.

When the new year begins, it is back to Common Core, a new science unit on Weather, lots of phonics and reading practice, and telling time and graphing in Math.  We are working with  new pacing guides for both language arts and math.

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year full of learning and first grade fun.

~ Clara

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