We continued on our mini unit on the book The Mitten. We made a text to self connection by writing about a time when we lost something. Then we painted mittens with water color and sprinkled them with salt. After the paint dried we brushed off the salt and it made the mittens look like they had snowflakes on them.
Yesterday was our last day before the holiday break and it was very enjoyable! We started out by reading Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Students partnered up and helped each other trace their hand prints and foot prints to make their own Rudolph construction paper cutouts.
Students also made Santa masks and retold the story of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer by acting it out with reindeer cutouts and their masks.
Finally students finished wrapping their gifts to their parents (the ornaments) which they made at the beginning of the week. They also opened their presents given to them by Mr. Bowen. They got star reading sticks and books!