Students also worked on their fine motor skills to do "stitch up" their stockings. Students put yarn through the holes and when it was all done, we hung our stockings up by the fireplace! St. Nick is coming (Friday) tonight and students will have a gift in their stockings Monday morning.
We also got our class elf! Students first saw our nameless elf sitting and reading his own book! Students watched the video about Elf on the Shelf to teach them all about the elf, his magic, and how he goes back to talk to Santa. They also learned they cannot touch the elf or he looses his magic. We then had to give the elf a name or he would not get his magic to go back to the North Pole. We came with some names, then we voted. We used this DATA on our GRAPH to learn what names had the MOST, LEAST, and if there were any TIES. We discovered through looking at our data that the name that got the most votes and is the winner is Chippy.
Chippy then appeared in a variety of places around our room this week!
Tuesday, Chippy was in our tree holding all the supplies he used (HE DIDNT CLEAN UP!) to make the same name snowman project the kids did.
Wednesday, Chippy was hanging from our treehouse branch so he could get a good view of the whole class making good choices.
Thursday, Chippy was hanging out in our bucket we are working on filling. We think he was reminding us to be bucket fillers because bucket fillers also get good reports to Santa. He was even holding some of the drops/hearts we put in the bucket!
The letter of the week was Nn. We learned the sign language for a letter, the literacy link sound symbols, the letter sound, and looking at and writing it in both capital letters and lower case letters. Click here to view the many ways we learn the letter of the week!
Each week we watch letter videos from "Have Fun Teaching" and the students are really picking up the names of letters, formations, and the sounds of letters. Check out these videos with you child! Click HERE.
The Tuesday project of letter of the week is to decorate a letter with something that starts with the letter. This week we decorated the letter N with their Noodles. On Thursday, our letter of the week project was to read a page from our alphabet book, N is for Necklace. This one was a little different as it was a finger print rather than a hand print.
Book orders are coming home as we get more fliers. Please know you can use books (and we highly encourage it) for gifts at the holiday time. The more we can get excited about reading, the more they will enjoy it and thrive doing it! If you would like a book order to be a gift, please just send an email or note and we will make sure to get that order to you discreetly and not allow your child to see the package. We usually tell them that the paper bag all taped up we put in their bags is their parents homework. Also, remember, your Scholastic book orders help us to buy supplies and more books for our room as well! Check out our new white board stickers we were able to purchase with the points we earned this far in the year!
Schedule of Events for December:
Letter of the Week: Mm
Snack: Sonetti Family