Christmas vacation is finally here! YAY! Last week was lots of fun, but it felt sooooo long! We did lots of crafts and had fun going around the world to learn about how Christmas and other holidays are celebrated using Caitlin Clabby's fun Holidays Around the World. The week ended with Polar Express Day ~ we watched the movie, wore PJs, and had a fun Christmas party. Boy, was I ready for a break by the end of the week!
Every class decorated their bulletin board like a different Christmas carol. We did "Oh, Christmas Tree!" We made the little trees and snowflakes in class. The ornaments on the big tree were made at home. I like to have the kids do an at-home family project ~ it's fun to see what they make!
We made frame-worthy art work for our parent gifts. I like to have the kids make something from scratch (not a kit) whenever possible. These pretty winter scenes took a few days to make. First, they painted the background using a mix of blue & white paint. Next, they traced and cut out trees. Once the trees were in place, they used Q-tips to paint snowflakes. Finally, silver glitter was glued in swirls to create frosty winter winds.
Chippy the Elf watched over the class all December. Here, he is sitting in a little sleigh that one of my students made for me. The kids were amazed that the sleigh was in a different place that day!
Craft Day with our third grade book buddies! The Kinders had so much fun creating these cute reindeer with the big kids. And, the big kids liked being able to help their little buddies.
Not exactly Christmas ~ but, getting six new tablets for our classroom certainly felt like Christmas! Every kindergarten class in our district got six HP tablets for use in our classrooms!