Thursday, November 22, 2012

Turkey Cooking 2012

They did it!  Each child had to write how they would cook a turkey.  We took the steps to the final draft and practiced reading them out loud.  We talked about eye contact, prosody, and their TV personality.  These firsties are the BEST!  The class was treated to a behind the scenes tour of the kitchen and even filmed their stories with cooking tools!  They did a fabulous job in the kitchen thanks to the fabulous lunch ladies.  The kids really enjoyed the freezer the best.  I think Elijah was the bravest one by going in the freezer.  We looked at the mixer, behind the line where they get hot lunch, and the warmers even had 2 doors.  Overall it gave the kids a real sense of cooking a turkey in the kitchen.  It was so much fun.  Enjoy the movie.  Thank you to the fabulous lunch ladies for always taking care of us.  We love you ladies!  Make sure to follow the directions on your turkey and not from these 6 year olds, unless you want to visit the hospital.  Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Breella's Ghost House Story

Breella wrote a story, The Ghost House.  I thought it was as cute as could be and said hey we should publish that!  I wanted to try out the Puppet Pals app on the iPad so there we went... Breella got sick, I sent the story home to practice, things happen and before you know it we passed up Halloween.  Well it was too cute to toss to the side.  Here is The Ghost House by Breella Moon. Watch out world...she is going to be famous!

Disguise a Turkey 2012

I love those family projects!  I am a parent too and I know it takes time and energy when you have an already busy day.  That is why I try to give my parents 2 weekends to complete the projects.  It is so well worth it-just check out the video to see.  I know when my own children have projects it seems like such a chore but the memories we create are priceless.  I love talking to them and hearing their ideas and creativity.  After all I helped make these little people and it makes me smile to hear them growing, learning, and laughing while we do it.  Before you know it your baby will be off to middle school...  The Firsties and families did not disappoint this year.  These disguised turkeys are fabulous.  Enjoy them.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

50s day

The video is finally done!  So yes I have a problem taking too many pictures and then I have to go through them all to make the movie.  These firsties are the cutest little people in the world!  The 50th day is always the cutest with the poodle skirts, ponytails, and rolled up jeans.  Check them out in the video.  This year every 1st grade teacher had a different center activity in their room.  The kids rotated through them all and had a blast!  We hula hooped, blew bubble gum bubbles, tried root beer floats, danced, made records with numbers greater than and less than 50, built sculptures with cups and Legos, and drew wheat we thought we would look like at 50 years old.  We couldn't have done it without the parents to volunteer and send in the supplies.  THANK YOU!! Enjoy the pictures, the kids did making them.