Even though we had a shortened week, due to our Thanksgiving break, we still managed to get a few things done. We read several stories about the first Thanksgiving and determined the differences between the things we have and the things the pilgrims had. We also made turkeys out of different kinds of cookies. We also started our preparation for Advent and Christmas by making a countdown chain.
In reading, we were introduced to a new sight word, on. After reviewing all of our sight words, we completed our on sight word worksheet. Then we worked on identifying different letters and blending them together to read words. Today we worked with short a words. Then we were introduced to a new word game, Bang! We had to pull a card out of the box. If we could read the word, we got to keep the card. If we couldn’t read it, we had to put it back. If we pulled a Bang! card we had to put all of our cards back. The person with the most cards at the end wins. Finally, we completed our worksheet. Today we had to read the short a word at the top and glue the corresponding picture to it.
Before we could eat snack today, we had to make it. We each created a turkey cookie. We started by identifying the different parts of a turkey. As we identified the different parts, Ms. Torborg showed us what supplies we could use. Then she made one walking us through what she was doing. Finally, it was our job to gather the right supplies and create our turkey. We had 2 different kinds of cookies (one for the base/feet and the other as the feathers), a marshmallow (for the body), candy corn (for the head/beak), and a red hot (for the waddle). We used frosting as our glue to hold it all together. When they were done, we got to eat them. They sure were delicious. We made our snack extra special by coloring turkey masks and using Thanksgiving placemats.
In math, we worked on grouping or sorting number. The first time we did it, we started by putting the number cards 0 to 10 in order in a line on the floor. Then we placed the corresponding tens frame card under each number. Finally, we place each of the corresponding dot cards under the numbers. Once Ms. Torborg checked it out. We put all of the cards on a pile and mixed them up. Then we sorted them again. This time we didn’t start with the numbers at the top and we didn’t put the numbers in order.
In religion, we talked about blessings and ways to show God that you are thankful. After sharing some of the things we are thankful for, we drew a picture on our paper of one way to tell God thank you. On the other side of the paper, we colored a picture of a family getting ready for a big thanksgiving meal.
In Reading, we listened to the story, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey. As we listened, we identified the different rhyming words. We also identified the characters and setting of the story. Next we worked with the -op word family. We worked with the -op word family. We watched a short video, created a list of words, and made our -op flip book.
In religion, we talked about Advent, the 4 weeks before Christmas, as a time to get ready for Christmas. We talked about the different things we are going to do here at school to get ready. We will have an Advent Tree in our classroom and will make special decorations for it. We will also unwrap a special Christmas story to read. We have a special Advent Angel in our classroom. As a school we will gather for a special day of Advent activities at the church.
In math, we made a paper chain to count the number of days until Christmas. This was a lesson in counting along with construction. We were constantly counting how many loops we had already made. We had to put 28 loops together to make our chain. Some of us also had to figure out how many loops we had to take off to get back to 28 when we added too many. When we had 28 loops together, we cut out a star for on the top. Now, starting on Sunday, each night right before bed, we need to tear a loop off. When only the star is left, it will be Christmas.
No School- Happy Thanksgiving