Friday, December 21, 2012

December '12 classroom

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This was an easy math center where I had the kids do a fact family tree. The 3 numbers in the fact family are in the start. And the four ornaments are the addition and subtraction equations using those 3 numbers.

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The snowmen were created with our art teacher using coffee filters. Loved how they turned out.

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The reindeer is a fun project we did to represent the "R" in Christmas. We made a book writing about each letter in "Christmas" and did an art project for each one. (i.e. C is for Candles, H is for Happy Carolers, R is for Reindeer, I is for I Love Santa, S is for Stockings, T is for Tree ,  M is for Mistletoe, A is for All the Elves, S is for Silver Bells


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We made Gingerbread houses a few Fridays ago and the kids had a blast as expected. I passed out the candy and had the kids unwrap all the good cause I knew once the frosting was out their fingers would be covered. I thought it was really cool how they all organized their sweets. Every year the houses turn out a little different. Last year all the houses were COVERED with candy. This year my class was a little more detailed and careful. 

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I really did start dry heaving when one of my first graders brought me this cupcake. His face was covered in chocolate and his fingers were squishing the top. Gag! Oh the joys of teaching 1st grade.

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I love seeing what this boy wears every day. He always kills it with the skinnies and cool shoes.

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I think I do something different every year for parent gifts. This year I decided to do 2 ornaments. I think they look pretty cute all bagged up. One ornament is a cute snowman, the other a glittery star.


Holly C M said...

Delightful! U r awesome.

mattb said...

ELED seems so fun.
And we still have the ornaments we made in elementary school on our tree. Those are the BEST.