We made the symbol of Christmas, a Christmas tree using a variety of different sized strips of paper. Students had to use measurement to compare the lengths and then put them in order from smallest to largest to construct a Christmas tree. The result was a gorgeous field of decorated Christmas trees that adorn our hallway.
Also this week we have been studying the different Gingerbread Man stories. We talked about what a "folk tale" is and analyzed the different characters, songs, and endings in each story. The students also discovered that a gingerbread person could also be a symbol for Christmas. We labeled a gingerbread man, created a class book, and did a variety of themed activities like "Write the Room", "Rhyming Roy" and next week we will be writing our own stories.
Mr. Charltray also spent some time in our classroom this week working on our presentations. I am so excited to share these fantastic examples of 21st century learning with you. I am hoping to download them and send them off next week; a truly special project to treasure.