December 21, 2011
Tower-Soudan kindergarteners are in agreement–this has been the best day ever! We had our usual morning meeting/calendar time and included Santa, Where’s Your Sleigh and Merry, Merry, Christmas (Duck, Duck, Goose) games.
Next we made reindeer food and watched the Polar Express movie. Santa and Mrs. Claus came to visit, so we sang our concert songs for them and had a chance to let Santa know what we wanted for Christmas. As soon as we were done with that, the TV people came to film our whole school wrapped in their new blankets.
This afternoon we will finish the movie while we decorate cupcakes and wrap gifts for our families. I am pretty sure that everyone will go to bed early and get a good night’s sleep!
Photos to come soon!
The fourth graders came and helped tie all the blankets for the kindergarten students. We were finished in about 45 minutes! It was a lot of fun and we had extra volunteers from outside and inside the school. The fourth graders also had a caroling field trip today so we really appreciate everyone taking the time to help our young students with their project.
Hard at work
Teenage volunteers get special attention
Matthew’s photography. He was a big help!
Our blanket project is coming along nicely. Most kindergarten blankets are prepped and ready to finish on Friday. We are planning to have fourth grade come to our classroom to help kindergarteners complete the tying. If you would like to join us Friday at 10:00 we would love to see you.
We are managing to get a lot of school work done along with Christmas activities. We are beginning to blend letter sounds to make words along with our routine Mondo Reading curriculum. CGI and geometry are what we are working on in math. Please remember to check your child’s folder for homework. Even just a few extra minutes a day can make a big difference in your child’s learning.
Coming next week: Tuesday–Christmas Concert, Wednesday–classroom parties, and Thursday is the big event–Popcorn, Pajamas and Penguins. The whole school will gather together with our new blankets to watch Mr. Popper’s Penguins. Friday vacation begins and classes resume on Tuesday, January 3rd.