Merry Christmas!!

We’ve been very busy during the month of December.  In this Christmas post, I’m going to highlight some of the holiday things we’ve been up to.

We started the month with an ornament workshop so we could decorate our tree.  In addition to ornaments, we also made a giant paper chain to hang in our room.  (The chain will be seen in later pictures.)

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We also collected many donations for a family in need in our area.  I was shocked and so thankful for the amount of donations brought in for our family.  Between the kindergarten and fourth grade classes, that family is going to be very blessed.

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We also did a few art/religion projects to share the real reason for the season.

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In the midst of December, we were busy at work learning parts for the Christmas programs at our different churches.  All the churches did a great job with their programs!

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This past week we had our Christmas Concert at Park Hill.  It was a great venue!  The bands and choirs did an awesome job!

At the end of the week was our class Christmas party.  It was a bunch of fun!  We started our day by making gingerbread houses with our Kindergarten Book Buddies.  Then we had a sing along with the 5th graders in the cafeteria at lunchtime.  We ended our day with a great party planned by our room parents.  A great craft, fun games, and gifts, along with yummy fondue snacks, made for a great afternoon.

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I wish you all a very blessed and Merry Christmas!  Enjoy time with loved ones this break. 🙂  I’ll leave you with some videos from our Christmas Day at school.  🙂

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Greek Mythology- Group Projects

We started our unit on Greek Mythology this week.  Yesterday and today were spent working on group projects (Tuesday and Wednesday we made Greek black-figure pottery).  The groups were each assigned a myth we had read for homework this week.  The groups had to figure out what the best scenes were from their myth and act them out.  This involved making props, outfits, backgrounds, and more to make their scenes more true to the myths.  I took pictures of each of their scenes, and tomorrow they are going to treat the scenes like a story board, and they will have to write a summary of each scene to tell their myth.

And now, please enjoy some pictures from our day.  🙂

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Don’t forget about the “Guess Who?” Toga Party project, due Wednesday, December 19th!  🙂