Friday, December 17, 2010
After reading The Gingerbread Man with our 3rd grade buddies, we were going to eat our gingerbread cookies. But when we went to find the cookies, they ran away. Our class went on a hunt for them around the school. We looked everywhere...some teachers said that they ran through their rooms. Others had not seen them. Mr. Garbart said that if he saw them he would eat them all up...so we needed to find them before he did! One teacher said that one ran in her room and ate half her donut! We finally followed the crumb trail to our third grade buddies class. They trapped them for us. We all decided to eat their legs first so they would not run away again. As we were finishing one child exclaimed, "Ms. Baker...that ladies donut is in my gingerbread girl's belly!" Thanks Kyla for making such wonderful (yet sneaky) cookies for our class!
What a wonderful time of year this is! One Friday for cooking club, a few moms and one dad got together and helped our class make gingerbread houses. We had candied lawns, gardens, entryways, windows, doors, Christmas trees and even snowmen. It was a great project and everyone had a blast (especially those kids who kept sneaking candy in their mouths!!)
Sunday, December 5, 2010
This weekend our class participated in the Frederick Tree Lighting Ceremony. For the past couple of weeks we have been working on making snowflake ornaments which we brought last night and hung on the big Christmas trees. It was so fun to meet up as a class outside of school but it was SO COLD (and all the kids know that I don't like to be cold!) After we hung our ornaments we all dispersed to either get a picture with Santa, eat some cookies, pet the live reindeers, or go on a horse drawn carriage ride. It was so fun to bump into each other as we all walked around the park. Thank you so much to everyone who showed up for this despite the freezing temperatures!
Last week we read the story Snow White which is my favorite Core Knowledge story to read (the queen is a bit silly!) We then used our 5 senses to talk about an apple...the kids were a bit concerned that they may have been the poisoned apples from the story! Now we are writing our own version of Snow White. We have Snow White and the Seven SAINTS Fans, Snow White and the Seven Broncos Fans, Snow White and the Seven Little Baby Brothers, Snow White and the Seven Monsters, Snow White and the Seven Aliens, and many more. Everyone is doing such a great job writing their own story!