Today we continued our unit on the Polar Express. We read the story Christmas Kitten and compared the gift that the boy got (the bell) as the first gift of Christmas in the Polar Express and the gift Sophie got (a kitten) in Christmas Kitten. Based on the story Christmas Kitten we guessed on what we thought Sophie would have picked as the first gift of Christmas. Then we wrote about what we would pick.
During read to self, students read the emergent reader Santa Has.. and filled in the blank line with the word ‘has’ and drew the picture of what the sentence said Santa had.
For math & art students completed a cut and paste puzzle that matched numbers with their number word. Students then colored the picture showing The Polar Express and the conductor.
We read the story Christmas Kitten and made a connection with the story by talking about what we want for Christmas. We made hand print cut outs and wrote what we want for Christmas on the hand print. We then took the hand print and made them into a Christmas tree. Finally we made a Santa Has sight word book.
We read the book “Christmas Kitten” and made prediction on if the kitten would find a home. Most of the students predicted that Santa would send the homeless kitten to the little girls house because they were able to use their prior knowledge of previewing the cover. Then we wrote our own letter’s to santa, like the little girl Sophie did in the book, and we wrote three things we wanted for Christmas. Finally we made a whole class hand cutout Christmas tree.