The stories that my class wrote varied from being loose in the Christmas tree to being loose in the art studio to being loose in the bowling alley. It was awesome to see students connect so much with an author's writing and then create their own inspired by it.
Every morning we start our day with the calendar. Our calendar aide starts the day by asking the class: tell me what you know about today's date. Some examples of what students say are:
- It is December.
- It is 2015.
-Next year will be 2016
- It is Thursday
- It is the 17th.
- The weekend is in two days.
- It is the last school week of the calendar year.
- It is (12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, or 1) 0 days until Gingerbread Day.
So when today got here, we were more than ready! Mr favorite part of today was having enough extra cookie dough (thanks parents and Ms. Loseman's class for the donations!) to make a second cookie for each student. The kids got to decorate their cookie and give it as a gift to someone. Most students gave them to people around our school, such as our custodian, fabulous lunch ladies, principal, etc.
These gingerbread cookies brought so much joy today- to my students and to many people around our school who got a sweet gift from a sweet first grader!