Actually, Happy GLORIOUS Sunday, since we have no school tomorrow! HOLLA!!
I am about to get my Downton on (was last week's episode not TOTALLY SHOCKING and HORRIBLE?? I hated it.), and after that I just might get my SHERLOCK on too! Anyone else watch Sherlock? I just discovered it and OHEMGEE...I am in LOVE!
I keep forgetting to bring my camera to school, and then when I finally bring it, I forget to bring it back home! DURNIT! Please forgive the following photo dump...I have over a week of Wintery goodness (said with much *sarcasm*, since it has been over 80 degrees the entire week! Ugh...) to share with you, plus a new mini-unit on Kindness, AND a FREEBIE too!
We started the month of January with our snowman art and poetry writing...snow much fun!
We also wrote snowman stories...I love that this snowman lives in Mammoth, however I am NOT loving the printing here. Gotta work on that!
|Isn't that baby snowman and ice cream cone so precious??|
Of course, we had to have our Word of the Week literacy center on the word mittens...
And then, of course, we made Tacky the Penguin...my absolute FAVORITE of all time~
|I am especially loving my Tacky the Penguin bulletin board right now...|
Here is a look at the marquee outside my room...
We also made our front doors have a kindness theme this month. Doesn't my student teacher have some CRAZY MAD ARTISTIC skills? She cut those letters free hand. I kid you not. She is like a walking CAMEO machine!
In class, we have been working on reading books related to kindness and then filling out thinking maps about Kindness. We are turning all of these pages into a book and we will write stories about Kindness at the end of the month. So sweet!!
School wide, we also each made a Kindness Quilt after reading the book called, "The Kindness Quilt". I just love how ours turned out. We will be displaying all of them in the MPR the last week of January, which is our big Kindness Week!
We will also be taking the Great Kindness Challenge the last week of January, and our students will each be filling out a Kindness checklist, as they perform random acts of kindness.
If you are excited about teaching your kidlets how to be more kind, and spread Kindness to others in your school and community, I have created this little writing pack with all sorts of Kindness activities in it! Introducing...
Here's a little preview...
And here's what you get...
Okay, friends! Bordelon out!! I gotta get on the Yoga mat and then it's Downton Time, baby!!
XOXO Kerri B