Thursday, December 25, 2008

Deck the Halls

Even though our Deck the Halls was delayed because of weather, we had a great time Decking the Halls a day late in first grade! Thanks to Katy, Tyler, and Mason's moms for helping us out.
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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Santa Windsocks

Our class had lots of fun making Santa windsocks in December.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Flea on Santa's Tree?

Our class has had fun working on the play, A Flea on Santa's Tree. We planned to perform for our families today but school is canceled. Hopefully school will be in session tomorrow, Thursday December 18th and we will perform at 12:30 on Thursday for our families. For now here is a preview of what we are working on.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Symmetrical Christmas Trees

Last week in math we talked about symmetry. We made symmetrical Christmas trees to help us practice our symmetry understanding. Ask your child how they know if there tree is symmetrical.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Program

We did a fantastic job on our Christmas music program. Everyone wrote a report about the program. Check out our writing at this link:

A Flea on Santa's Tree?

We hope you can join us for our Christmas play next week. Here are the details.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

December Updates

Our December website has been updated with a Christmas message from the class and gingerbread and Christmas program videos. We hope you enjoy them. Click this link to go to our December page:

Monday, December 8, 2008

Gingerbread Men

Our class is participating in a Gingerbread Man Exchange with about 40 classrooms from around the USA and Australia. Last week we made gingerbread men to represent our hometown and state. If you look closely you can see that the men are holding a Heath candy bar and an Illinois state flag. We also made the shirts to represent the University of Illinois. We are mailing them along with a letter about our school to our new friends and look forward to hearing from lots of other schools and getting their gingerbread men. As we get them we will add them to a bulletin board and map in our classroom.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thanksgiving Celebration

In November we had a Thanksgiving Celebration. We got to do lots of Thanksgiving art projects. Thanks to our parents and grandparents who helped us out!