On Friday to finish up our gingerbread unit we baked gingerbread men. When students came back they had ran away and the class had to find them. Once they found their gingerbread men they decorated them and ate them.
Today we read the story “Bear Stays up For Christmas” which is a book that is from the same Author’s and the same characters as one of our favorite books “Bear Snores On”. Both books also has the same kind of format with its repetitive text and rhyming.
As we read “Bear Stays up for Christmas” we used our prior knowledge of “Bear Snores On” to predict what would happen next in the story. Together then we made a whole class venn diagram about how both stories were the same and different.
For math we continued on with our topic of composing and decomposing the number 10. Kindergarteners wrote addition story problems about baking Christmas cookies, and the 1st graders wrote subtraction problems about baking and eating Christmas cookies.
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Today we read the story Christmas Cookies which is a book that introduces us to many different vocabulary words and teaches us lessons about giving and thankfulness. Reading this book; sparked a lot of conversations about things we remember about past Christmases and what we do during the Christmas time. We wrote about our favorite Christmas memory and made presents for our class secret Santa.