January 6, 2019
by Miss Hutchison
Flash back to the week before break…which seems like ages ago! We had a week full of fun leading up to this year’s winter break. Take a look! (Caution: Picture Overload!!! 😊)
MONDAY – GINGERBREAD DAY
Throughout the month of December, our class has been reading a variety of books about the Gingerbread Man. We’ve compared different versions of the books and discussed how they’re similar to and different from one another. We read books like The Gingerbread Man, The Gingerbread Girl, Gingerbread Friends, The Gingerbread Cowboy, and more! On Monday, we re-read a couple of our favorite gingerbread books and practiced our retelling skills by sequencing the stories and putting the events in order. We also tried Gingerbread Cookies and graphed which part of the gingerbread man we ate first!
TUESDAY – AROUND THE WORLD DAY
On Tuesday, we wrapped up our study of Holidays Around the World. We traveled to 12 different countries throughout our exploration! After coming back to the United States, students got to pick their favorite country that they visited and draw/write about it. This was a great way to review our writing skills and practice sounding out words we may not know how to spell. Students took home their suitcases, passports, and journals to share with you!! We also did our class book exchange on Tuesday….which was a HUGE success!
WEDNESDAY – GRINCH DAY
Our room was full of green, grinchy outfits on Wednesday! We had a jam-packed day of learning and fun, all keeping with the Grinch theme. We read the original Dr. Seuss book, listened to the Grinch song, came up with adjectives to describe the Grinch, did a rhyming activity, labeled the Grinch, made an adorable Grinch craft, and more!! In the afternoon, we even got to snack on some green candy canes and Grinch juice while we watched the cartoon version of the movie.
THURSDAY – PARTY DAY
The kids had a blast at our holiday party on Thursday! At the party, they got to make some awesome crafts (Photo Booth Picture Frames & Foam Picture Ornaments) and play some fun games (Pin the Nose on the Snowman, Snowball Toss, & Candy Cane Fishing). A huge thank you to our parent volunteers who planned and led an amazing party! We appreciate you lots!!!
FRIDAY – POLAR EXPRESS DAY
To finish off our week, we lounged in our PJs and enjoyed all things Polar Express! When the kids came into the classroom, they were surprised to see train tracks on the floor and their tables transformed into train cars! We began our day by reading the Polar Express book before we got our tickets and boarded the train. We traveled to each kindergarten classroom and stamped our tickets while we watched different parts of the movie. In the afternoon, we enjoyed some hot cocoa and candy canes while we finished the movie.
To top it all off, Micah’s mom visited our classroom on Friday and taught us a little bit about the holiday their family celebrates: Hanukkah! She read us a story, showed us a menorah and some dreidels, and then she & Micah taught us how to play our own dreidel game! Our class had so much fun learning about Hanukkah and playing the dreidel game – I hope they showed you how to play over break. 🙂
- Monday, January 7 – Back to School!, STEAM, Celebrating Jayce’s Birthday!! (Jan. 6)
- Tuesday, January 8 – Music, Library Books due
- Wednesday, January 9 – P.E., Elise’s Birthday!
- Thursday, January 10 – Art
- Friday, January 11 – Music, Early Release @ 12:15 pm
January calendars will be sent home tomorrow, along with January Pizza Hut “book-it” calendars! Excited to see your kindergarteners tomorrow!! 🙂