Friday, December 27, 2013

The Christmas Sing

Our class was chosen to sing last week during the annual Senior Citizen's Luncheon that is held at our school!  The kids worked really hard learning the songs!  They were really excited to wear the reindeer shirts and perform!  And they sure looked cute doing it!

Weren't they darling?!?

And here is a little funny to go with it...

One of the children (who shall remain nameless) says rather loudly as I am placing them in their places on the stage, "Hey Look!  That lady has blue hair!"  HA!  Of course, any more blue hair is pretty common... and actually in style!  So maybe it was a compliment!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had a wonderful time celebrating Thanksgiving in our classroom!  We were so excited to have a feast with another class!

We made placemats by doing an ABC pattern around the edge of a paper and then making a turkey handprint in the middle!  We made centerpieces by twisting a paperbag into a fall tree and listing what we are thankful for!  These looked really nice on our tables!

Our class played the part of the Pilgrims and Mrs. Roland's class played the part of the Native Americans!  We invited them to join us in a feast of Thanksgiving!  We dressed like Pilgrims and they dressed like Indians!

Our class had been learning about pumpkins so we did a little reserach on pumpkin recipes!  We voted and pumpkin cupcakes won!  So that is what we made!  Everyone got to help make them and everyone put icing on two cupcakes!  We made 6 dozen!!!  

We had other yummy things at our feast like turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, corn, and lots of deserts!  We made labels for our food so everyone would know what each dish was!

The children were SO EXCITED about the feast!  They worked so hard planning it and preparing for it that by the time we were ready to eat they were ready to burst!!  Both classes ate in our room (the food was in Mrs. Roland's class)!  I was shocked that all 60 kids fit so well!  They had a great time just sitting and talking with one another!  They were so, so cute!

We spent time learning about the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving.  The children were shocked to learn about the lives of Pilgrim children!  They could not believe that they did not have a Christmas tree or presents!  They found this very sad!  

We talked about similarities and differences between life now and life then.  We all agreed that we were really happy to be alive today!  

We also learned about the Native Americans!  We made our own teepees out of ice cream cones, pretzels, and chocolate frosting!  YUM!  

Thank you so much to everyone who helped out by sending in items for us to use and goodies for us to eat!  And a big THANK YOU to those who volunteered to come in and serve food!  It would not have been as successful without your help!  

I hope you had a wonderful holiday!