Today we went on a magnet hunt around school. Our goal was to find one thing that was magnetic and one thing that was not magnetic in each part of the building. Using these HUGE magnets added to the fun.
This week students are rotating through magnet experiment stations and creating experiments of their own with magnets. There is something magical in seeing something move without touching it!
This week students wrote new year's resolutions to start off the new year and added their writing to a "Hats off to a brand new year! " bulletin board in the hall. The kids had so much fun at the photo shoot. These pics were taken in 3 takes, but the students would of done it over and over again if I had let them! So much fun, even in the freezing cold!
To conclude our World Holidays unit, we celebrated Hanukkah today by playing a game called Dreidle. The students had fun spinning the top and winning candy. Everyone was a winner, as we evened out the amount won so everyone took a share of the candy home.
This is one of the student' favorite activity of the year! Last Friday they had to decide what they need for their house, fill out an order form, and go to the gingerbread house store to buy their supplies. Then today they constructed the houses in the morning and decorated them 2 hours later after the houses set. What masterpieces! Thanks to all the parents for sending in supplies, and to Grant, Ben, Cara and Ashley's moms for helping out!
Today Mrs. de Wekker came in for our monthly French lesson and shared a slide presentation on "Les Traditions of Noel en France" or, in English, "The Christmas Traditions in France." The students loved all the images and videos. After, the students decorated paper ornaments with French themes before receiving a treat (yum!) and getting another stamp in their passports.
Today we had a special treat with out 4th grade Buddy Readers...hot chocolate with marshmallows and Oreo cookies! Yum! Seemed to set the stage for holiday book reading. OUr class also brought their Holiday Fortune Tellers with them and showed the 4th graders how to make them. What fun!