...and to all a good break! Here are some photos to share of our classroom from the last week of school prior to our Christmas vacation - I'll be honest and tell you that I did not take as many pictures as I usually do...we were just busy getting our gifts made and wrapped while enjoying some fun activities together. And despite the extra "busy-ness" of the classroom, I found myself giving new lessons to many children!
|Lots of Sandpaper Letter practice!|
|Offering our friends slices of bananas during worktime. The children love this and it is a wonderful Grace and Courtesy lesson.|
|Exploring combinations of ten with the table-top Number Rods.|
|Number writing practice on the grid chalkboard.|
|Caring for plants.|
|Decorating gift bags for our ornaments...|
|...and here are some of them lined up on the counter ready for home delivery!|
|Playing carols on the Melody Harp - Really, there is no better background music than this! :)|
|Creative exploration with the Constructive Triangles.|
|Coloring nutcrackers while listening to The Nutcracker ballet music.|
|Here, two children are working with the 'Christmas Wreath' poetry basket.|
|Parts of a Bird Puzzle and collage...|
|And, it finally snowed - just in time for Christmas vacation!|
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!