So, I am completely devastated that we didn’t have school today. I really wanted to see all of my kiddos before break and give them books to read with their families while they weren’t at school! I even made these really cute little candy packages to go with a reading gift I had for each of them…gummi worms will be good in a bag for 2 weeks, right?
This is one of my favorite writing lessons all year! On Wednesday, we read a story called, Snow Music, by Lynne Rae Perkins. The story was an imaginary look at life inside of a snow globe. Afterwards, students brainstormed different things they would like to do if they lived in a snow globe! Most of the class was finishing writing and working on illustrating their pictures. So, they will be able to finish when we return in January. After they write and illustrate, I will spray the globe picture with some glitter paint so it sparkles!
On Tuesday, our math lesson was to make different shapes using string and our bodies. We started the lesson in small groups of 5 and made squares, rectangles, and triangles. Students quickly figured out that a circle was difficult to make if they were hanging on to the string. But, that if they put the string on the floor, they could manipulate it into a circular shape. Here are some pictures from the lesson!
Here are some resources to support conversations you want to have with your child about Friday’s tragedy…