Thursday, December 18, 2014

That's a Wrap for 2014!

Well folks, that is a wrap for 2014 with our kiddos! One of mine thought today was the last day of school. Not yet, friend. Here are a few things we did together this week.

On Monday we read the book "Prancer" as a read aloud. Students took notes about the book to compare to the movie, which we watched the following day. They also took notes during the movie and then discussed similarities and differences. 

Today we filled out a graphic organizer to organize our thoughts for our Santa letter. The organizer included: ways you've been good/bad, things you want for yourself, things you want for your family, and things you want for the world. 

This little fellow said he was sick last year at Christmas so all he really wanted was for no one to be sick. Bless his sweet heart. He really does have a heart of GOLD.

This friend is pretty upset about her cat who has cancer so she wants for her cat to get better for Christmas. Bless her heart. It is hard to lose a pet. 
Today we also had Christmas craft rotations! My classes made Christmas tree ornaments. They turned out pretty cute if you ask me! One stuck a pipe cleaner and made me a Tennessee Vols ornament. 
The best present I got (besides the buses getting here early!) was this sweet card. This is a student who wrote me a card at the beginning of the year and I wrote her one back that mentioned how great of a writer she is, how much I appreciated her effort, etc. She told me later how much that card meant to her. This card made my day. Her mom (also a teacher at my school) also wrote on the card and told me how much her daughter felt encouraged and believed in by me. MELT MY HEART. Best.Gift.Ever.
Merry Christmas, friends!

3 comments :

  1. I love doing movie/book comparisons. It shows kids just how much better the book is. We just finished reading Winn Dixie and watched the movie today. The kids kept saying..."That wasn't in the book." :) Enjoy your break!!

    Jennifer
    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

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  2. Even though it's far from Christmas now, I still enjoyed reading this post! I think it is a wonderful idea to do a comparison of a book and a movie for the kids. Those ornaments were super cute and looked easy to make. I loved the letter you received from your students. How precious!

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  3. Even though it's far from Christmas now, I still enjoyed reading this post! I think it is a wonderful idea to do a comparison of a book and a movie for the kids. Those ornaments were super cute and looked easy to make. I loved the letter you received from your students. How precious!

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