Happy Holidays!

We decorated cookies at our holiday party, of course. :)

It's a tradition to watch, "Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer," with my kinders. I am NOT a big fan of watching movies. Ever (even at home). But I left the subtitles on, so the kids could read also, while watching the movie!

I bought board games for the class for centers.

We made "Reindeer Food".

Ingredients: oatmeal and sugar sprinkles.

Then, the kinders have been making handprint calendars for the last month as a gift to their families. Silly me, I forgot to take a picture of December with Santa. Above, is the back of the calendar. The pictures are backwards. Here is the site where I got the poems from, then I copied them into Word...

I typed every student's birthday and special school events.

The front!

We wrapped them in (new) trash bags. A few student helpers actually did it for me while I tied the bows with curling ribbon.

To/From gift tags.

We also had a Rabbi come in to teach the children about Hanukkah.
They loved playing with the dreidels!

Lastly, as a center, I had the children write in "snow" (sugar) as a center on cookie sheets. One week, we used flashcards to copy the print. The next week, we sounded out winter words and wrote them in the snow.


I have been super busy, but wanted to show you, briefly, what we have been up to.
As always, we decorated cookies at our Halloween party.

We ate orange food.

And did some Halloween crafts, like bat magnets.
My kiddos have been writing up a storm, about everything!
Art instructions for pumpkin bags during centers.
I forgot to take a picture of the finished product, but you can see one here.