Following spelling practice for morning work, we read the second chapter of Flat Stanley. Ask your child to tell you two advantages to being flat. Hints: the door and the ring. How else could being flat be helpful?
Each year, two Christmas trees are put up in the main hallway of Bell School. One is a mitten tree. Students are encouraged to bring new mittens, gloves, hats, etc. to place on the tree. The items will be donated to those in the community who are in need of these winter clothing items. The second tree is covered with lights. As in previous years, the first graders in Room 104 were given the honor of creating decorations for this tree. We did this today! The boys and girls used glitter glue, sequins, yarn, and other items to decorate gingerbread man "cookies". By the afternoon, they had already been placed on the tree. Take a look if you stop in the main office!
The specials class of the day was art. The boys and girls also practiced writing the D'Nealian lowercase letters l and t. In addition, the students used charts to look for patterns when solving problems in math. The problems involved finding all the different combinations of tens and ones to represent various two-digit numbers. This was an extension of yesterday's lesson.
We will leave as quickly as possible for our trip to the theatre tomorrow. Students should dress up in their fanciest party attire for this excursion. :) Lunch will take place in the classroom when we return. This will be later than our usual lunch period so a good breakfast is strongly encouraged. Due to the timing of the trip, the students will not have library tomorrow so there is no need to send back library books.
Can you spot your child's gingerbread man/woman/boy/girl ornament?