The last week before winter break…..woah!!! We got busy on Monday morning and jumped into daily 5 with read to self and work on writing.
After daily 5, we started math right away. During math we took a test! It was a cumulative test and we did it all on our own! Ms. Lewis went over the test with us before we took it, and then it was our job to show all the brain work. We made Ms. Lewis pretty proud
Then we had snack. We got to play freeze dance too before we headed to art! We went from art to lunch and then to recess!! Before recess, we got in the Hanukkah spirit by listening to 2 different songs about Hanukkah!!!
Tuesday we were buzzing with Hanukkah jitters…we could feel the excitement!!!
We jumped into daily 5 and started with read to self then continued to word work. We all added our words to our word bank!
We were off to PE and then came back to enjoy snack. After snack we started math. We are finally moving on to a new unit–shapes!!!!! We worked together in our textbook and learned some tricks to count the corners and sides of a shape!!
After math we had time for freeze dance before we headed to lunch. Then we went right to music and came back to pack up for Jewish studies.
What a fun Wednesday! We had Hanukkah music playing while we warmed up our brains with a Hanukkah word search. We jumped into daily 5 with read to self and work on writing. We are all going to finish the writing we are working on before winter break! When we get back from winter break, we get to write post-cards!!
We were off to PE! When we came back, we got to celebrate Kyra’s birthday!!!
After snack we started math. We continued to work with our shapes unit. We focused on grouping the shapes by size, color, or even how many corners they had! We also worked on patterns, which was fun!
When we came back inside, Mrs. Wayne, our school guidance counselor, came to chat with us! Ms. Lewis and Morah Rachel thought it would be a good idea for Mrs. Wayne to come and talk to us about personal space. We talked about everyone having a bubble and if we get into someone’s bubble then it can make them feel uncomfortable. We also talked about keeping our hands to ourselves! We watched 2 short videos and we talked about different choices that could be good or not-so-good. We were able to ask questions, too!
Morah Rachel and Morah Hannah came to listen to Mrs. Wayne too, so when we were finished talking with Mrs. Wayne we went right to Jewish studies.
We started our morning with fun Hanukkah music and a Hanukkah word scramble! Before we knew it, we were off to PE. When we came back, we did word work and work on writing. We gave each other spelling tests and we also finished our writing!!
Then we had snack. We got to read 2 Pete the Cat books from Lizzie Thanks for sharing! We had to switch our schedule around a bit, so we did math! We worked in our workbooks and had fun exploring shapes on our own. Then we went outside for recess.
We went to lunch and came back to take our AR quizzes. We did NOT get new AR books, we will get them when we get back from Winter break. Next, we got to play freeze dance until Jewish studies.
FRIDAY FINALLY ARRIVED!!!!!!! Our morning began with an all school Hanukkah party!!
We had so much fun! We went to library after and then enjoyed snack. Thank your Mrs. Hill for letting us borrow your fun Hanukkah movie!!!
Then, it was time for a Hanukkah party with Ms. Lewis and Mrs. Mcvearry!!! Ms. Lewis’ mommy made us a special game that Ms. Lewis used to play when she was little, and even in 1st grade It’s called Pass the Parcel, which we learned is another word for a package or present! We were listening to Hanukkah music and we passed the parcel around in our circle. If the music stopped and you were holding the parcel, you got to unwrap a layer of wrapping paper (there happened to be 15 layers ) and read the secret message with something silly to do! Once we unwrapped all the layers, there were presents inside the parcel!!!
We were off to lunch and came back to a mystery reader. We sat on the carpet and heard our clues…we were stumped! Then we saw…………………….
After mystery reader, we packed up our folders and got one last Hanukkah treat…….GELT!!!! Hanukkah would be incomplete without some gelt
Just like that, we were off to Jewish studies for Israeli dancing and more fun on our last day before Winter break.
We hope you enjoy the break and have a wonderful holiday!! We will see you next year