Well, the Great Gingerbread Hunt was our focus this week. We read many different versions of The Gingerbread Man. On Tuesday we rolled out dough and cut out our own gingerbread boys. After decorating them with raisins and red hots, we took them to the cafeteria to bake. We warned the people in the cafeteria to be careful, as these cookies are known to run away. That afternoon, we went to get our cookies, but to our horror, they had run away! We searched the school and asked teachers and students throughout the school if they had seen them. They all said they heard lots of little footsteps running in the hallways. We finally tracked the cookies to the sixth grade classrooms. The sixth graders had found them and kept them safe for us. We were so happy that we decided to share our cookies with our 6th grade buddies.
We are learning about holiday customs and traditions around the world.
Social Studies – Stanfield
This week we read The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie de Paola. The story comes from Mexico and tells how a little girl’s simple gift becomes beautiful because it was given with a loving heart. We made our own beautiful poinsettia.
Science – Gonzales
Mrs. Gonzales shared the custom of decorating the tree at Christmas time, which originated in Germany. The children then made a paper Christmas tree.
Science – Manning
This week we learned of the Italian legend of La Befana. She is a Christmas witch who flies across the sky on January 6th.
Our class holiday parties will be December 17th from 9:30 – 10:30. Parents are welcome to attend.
Chloe Curtis 12/3
We have been practicing our Celebrations program every day and are eager for our performances next Monday and Tuesday. We will perform on Tuesday, Dec. 15th at 1:30, and Wednesday, Dec.16th at 6:00pm and at 7:15pm. The whole school will be involved in this multicultural performance.
Students need to be in their classroom at 5:30 Wednesday evening, dressed and ready to perform. Between performances the students will stay in the classrooms and eat pizza. You will pick your child up in their classroom after the 2nd evening performance. If your child cannot make both performances Tuesday evening, please let the teachers know ahead of time.
Free tickets can be reserved on the Lee website. Each student will be allowed 3 tickets to one of the evening performances. The 1:30 Tuesday program is for other family members, such as grandparents, with a reception following. Please encourage your extended family to attend the Monday performance. No tickets are necessary.
Please send performance clothing on Monday so your child can change for the afternoon performance, and bring them in performance clothing on Tuesday evening. Performance clothes would be something nice that you would wear to a party.
Sara Bircher, President