Boy, oh BOY!!! Am I behind on this post or what? It’s way past fashionably late at this point. But, since I started it yesterday morning, I am going to push through and get in on the action . . . albeit the 4th quarter.
December is in full swing in good old ROOM 13, and the holiday spirit was kicked into high gear this week! Before launching into Holidays Around the World, we always do a week on the Gingerbread Man. I think I had just as much fun as the babes did!! There were a few other fun themed elements tossed in the mix as well. On that note, here is a little peek at our week . . .
ONE – GINGERBREAD FACT FAMILIES
We are in the depths of our fact family studies and the babes are finally starting to get how those three little numbers work together. On Thursday, we began work on our cute Gingerbread Fact Family Houses. They absolutely loved these and this project always looks soooo cute up on the wall 🙂
TWO – GINGERBREAD ADJECTIVES
I have been doing this one for years and it serves as the best little afternoon activity (especially when it is raining). The kids unleash their creative spirit to design a gingerbread man or woman that fits a particular adjective. These crack me up!
|ABOVE: This doll had colorful.
BELOW: She nailed LONG 🙂
|Check out my Gingerbread Adjectives Packet HERE.|
THREE – TH WREATHS
During whole class phonics time, we are in digraph land. This year’s crew needs a little extra support outside of reading group rotations, so we review/intro sounds during a short phonics block in the afternoon. We play games and complete a little craft to help us remember sound patterns. This week we were all about TH. We played TH math, completed a TH mini book, played a crazy TH game, and made these awesome holiday wreaths. This pack will be out in January, but here is a look-see at the holiday craft we designed. It’s an easy one and the kids loved these . . . it just requires a little extra prep (cutting the holes) during your favorite TV program.
|Hard at work!|
|We quickly discovered that these look awesome as hats 😉|
|Finished craft . . . they are hanging on our classroom sky wire!!|
FOUR – ALL WRAPPED UP IN WORD PROBLEMS
Our kids take word problems super seriously when Christmas is involved . . . who knew?? We completed a holiday-themed word problem page each day before turning them into awesome little books. One sweet little kiddo actually squealed with delight when I showed the sample of the final product. These also look awesome on the wall.
FIVE – INSIDE RECESS FOR DAYS
I am not going to complain too much as California sure does need the water, but we had inside recess for nearly the entire run this week. We had one moment where we were able to slip outside (they all went nuts), but the rest of the time we were in inside recess lockdown mode. Let’s just say that by Friday the kids were a little antsy. Thank heavens for GoNoodle and our extensive toy collection. Both kept us sane this week.
|We are ALL about Legos this year!
What is the favorite item in your room?
Alright, thanks for visiting me today. I will be back on Tuesday with something awesome. You don’t want to miss this . . . especially if you live in California 🙂 Enjoy your Sunday my friends. I’ll see you very soon 🙂