With so many students absent, we certainly had a more leisurely day than normal. The boys and girls began the day with a word search and ended the day creating a gratitude alphabet with the fifth grade buddies.
We read the silly book Turkey Trouble and put the events in the story in their correct sequence. The boys and girls also created disguises for turkeys. Ask your child to show you his/her turkey in disguise!
We played a I Have, Who Has game using geography terms. To conclude our study of North America, we finished watching the video about North American animals. The boys and girls also enjoyed the book The Three Little Javelinas and took turns taking a puffin puppet for a walk.
We looked at our tadpoles more closely. The students have observed that the tadpoles are much larger than a month ago. When we looked at them today, we could see the hind legs beginning to develop.
During math, the first graders participated in a place value scoot activity. Cards with pictures of tens and ones models were placed at their desks. The students moved from place to place recording the number shown on each of the cards. After this, they graphed a set of Thanksgiving-themed pictures and answered questions about them. We also checked our pajama donations. We are up to 32 pairs of pjs. We will keep collecting pajamas up to December 4. If you spot a good deal this weekend, please consider purchasing more pajamas for us. Thank you!
Finally, the boys and girls helped me get ready for the month of December by moving all the desks to new table spots.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I am grateful to have such a delightful group of amazing students and supportive parents!