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at 11:32 pm
We learned about the Wise Men who brought gifts to young Jesus!
We rode our camels to the town of Bethlehem, singing all the way, and brought our gifts to Jesus!
We brought Him gifts, such as: "my love", "a cheeseburger", "hugs", "my toys", "a bunny", "hugs and kisses", "my love"...
During center time, some of us designed "a star" in honor of the Bethlehem Star!
HAPPY EPIPHANY, JESUS!
at 10:55 pm
Gingerbread Week we heard LOTS of stories of "The Gingerbread Man!"
We formed Gingerbread words with wikki stix at Daily Five centers...
played with "Gingerbread" in our Sensory table...
helped roll out Gingerbread dough, cut out cookies, baked and ate them...
and made Gingerbread Nativities! (The REAL Reason for the Season!) See Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus inside?!
Then we designed Gingerbread glyphs. We showed whether we were girls or boys... our number of buttons showed whether we liked the taste of Gingerbread or not...our nose color showed whether we liked the story ending where the Gingerbread Man got eaten, and our bow showed our favorite color!
Here is our glyph. Do YOU like Gingerbread?!!! Merry Christmas!
at 12:40 am
Our class brought bear friends to school to help us learn about HIBERNATION!
We learned fun facts about them and sang some songs.
We watched real bears hibernating online,
and journaled about what we learned!
We did an experiment where we used shortening to see if "fat" helps keep bodies/hands warm!
Crisco shortening and gloves helped keep our hands warm! So we learned extra layers of "fat" keep bears warm!!!
Our bears listened to stories with us...
showed us how to "hibernate"...
read with us at Daily Five...
played Splash Math on ipads with us...
spelled Christmas words at Word Work with us...
listened at Show 'n Share...
listened to our Parent Reader...
and even learned some computer skills! Here our Tech Buddies (6th Grade) are mentoring them, too!!!
After computer lab, it was time to say goodbye!
We did the bear crawl to our den...
gave farewell hugs...
(We LOVE Bears!)
and sealed them up for the Winter!
Thank you, God, for allowing Bears and other animals to hibernate when food is scarce and the weather is harsh! We look forward to greeting them in January!!!
at 11:55 pm
We, the Pilgrims from England,
and the Wampanoags from the Plymouth area, Massachusetts, would like to share our story with you!
"Thank you, God, for our families, our food and our homes, TODAY! Especially, we thank you for Jesus, our Savior!
at 10:47 pm
In our PUMPKIN unit, we labeled its different parts! A seed is planted, then a stem and vine grows, flowers begin and when they fall off, a pumpkin grows!
We cut out our own pumpkins, stem and leaves!
Next, we colored its life cycle!
Pastor Snow came and explained how WE are like pumpkins! God chooses us, cuts out our yucky stuff (forgives all our sins) and...
when we have faith in our Savior Jesus, His light shines through us into a darkened world!!!
We celebrated PUMPKINS with our families at Applejack Pumpkin Patch!
Check out our fun!
Then we enjoyed a snack (and birthday cookie!) before our wagon ride to the Patch!
It was a WONDERFUL field trip! Thanks, Moms and Dads for joining us! In the afternoon, we decorated our HARVEST pumpkins with our 8th grade chapel buddies!
Thank you, God, for PUMPKINS, our families, friends, and FUN!! AMEN!
at 10:58 pm
In our APPLE unit, we made trees,
learned and printed the parts of a apple: seed, flesh, skin, core, stem, leaf...
"apple stamped" some in green and red paint for our baskets,
cut a core in half for our Science experiment! We saw the APPLE STAR and the 5 seeds!
We made "torn apple" art in Art class and tasted red, green and yellow apple slices! Our classes' favorite? GREEN!
We tasted APPLE foods/drink. Pie, slices with caramel, sauce and juice. Our favorite? Caramel and slices!!!
Cheers to you!
We even made "apple pies" at our sensory table at center time!
Next week, we celebrate Johnny Appleseed's birthday!
THANK YOU, GOD, FOR APPLES! YUM!!!!