Quite a mixture of activities!

First of all, my 2 classes want to say a HUGE Thank you to all of the sweet people who donated for our Donor's Choose project! We can't wait to get all of the new books in the spring!

Now, I have quite a few pictures of things we've been up to in the classroom...
Last week we worked on measurement and area.  I found this neat cheezit project on Pinterest, and my kids LOVED it!  They were seriously "I could hear a pin drop" quiet during this one. Will definitely do it again! 

In partners, they made an Area flap book.  I just gave them grid paper and they drew/cut out their shape, and wrote the area on the inside.

Isn't this one sweet :) 

 We also did some Christmas sentence starters like:  "Christmas is special because," "My favorite Christmas tradition is," or "I like Christmas because."  Each kid made 2 hand-prints and 2 sentence starters to make our wreath! 

Last week, we were hard at work on our Santa letters.  Our local newspaper publishes these every December, so we have to meet a deadline.  Since I have to type them for the paper, I also email them to the parents... they are too precious! 

I previously posted about making a pronoun Christmas tree and here is our final product!  I didn't have the energy to back it with butcher paper and do a border!  I'm getting a little lazy!!!

This week we are moving on to capacity and contractions!  I found this great Gallon Man activity that actually combines both measuring and capacity.  It was a little challenging for my kiddos, but in a good way.  Plus, they worked in partners so that gave them extra support!

 Only 8 1/2 days until Christmas break!!!  Although, we have so much to do between now and then that I can't even thing about the break yet!


Erika said...

Love all these ideas. You are the best!
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Mrs. Cupcake said...

I'm in love with your Santa letters display, and the pronoun tree! What great ideas!

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Ms. Chrissy B said...

The cheezits are awesome- thanks!!

Buzzing with Ms. B

Reagan Tunstall said...

wow-- great way to make not so fun concepts tons of FUN!

Leanne said...

Great idea to teach area! Thanks for sharing!



Mrs. Cupcake said...

I nominated you for the Sunshine Award! Stop by my blog to pick it up!

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