Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Around the World

Today our boys and girls boarded planes with passports in hand and took off on an adventure of Christmas Around the World!  We had fun visiting the other Pre-K and Kindergarten classes as we learned about other countries and how they celebrate Christmas.

First, we landed in Mexico! Feliz Navidad!  Mrs. Deborah taught us Christmas carols and shared with us the celebration of the live nativity.

Our next stop was Japan! It was a long flight but it was worth it!  Mrs. Chapman shared with us the Christmas customs of Japan and we made a beautiful Japanese fan.

Next, we were off to Germany! Mrs. Kitchens read to us The Legend of the Candy Cane.  We got to eat a candy cane while she read!  Did you know that the candy cane is shaped like a shepards crook or, if you turn it upside down, it is a J for Jesus?

Our last stop was to the Land Down Under, Australia!  Mrs. Allen showed us how Australia is all the way around the world from America.  The coolest thing is that Austalia is having SUMMER during Christmas.  Families go to the beach and build sandmen instead of snowmen!!!  Even Santa likes to surf at Christmas!  We also sang Carols by Candlelight, a great Australian tradition.  Wow, what an adventure we had today!  It was fun to travel and celebrate Christmas all around the world!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Mr. C and his Colossal Cap

Mr. C has come to visit this week.  He is shy so he covers himself completely with his colossal cap. This week we will continue with a Christmas unit and we will focus on the real reason for the season - Christ!

I know several of you have asked about the letter songs for each week.  I am using havefunteaching on YouTube.  If you want to look up any of our songs you just type havefunteaching in the YouTube search engine along with the letter you are searching.  The children are really enjoying these songs and they are great reinforcements, not only the recognition of the letter, but also the sound it makes. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Letter Rr Centers

Reindeer Writing in Magic Sand

Railroad Tracks

Rudolph's Restaurant

Reindeer Art

Reading anad Listening Center