It was surprising calm today, even though it was the last day before winter break. Last night was our holiday concert and I think that it completely tuckered out the class!
We started out the day with our morning meeting and shared what we were looking forward to doing during our vacations. Then we visited our learning buddies in Mrs. Dutka’s 3-4 classroom and shared some fun movement breaks we enjoy in our classroom. After we read with them in the dark. Their class used finger lights as part of their concert performance so we decided to use them and read in the dark together like we did for our PJ day last week.
After recess we watched “Arthur’s Perfect Christmas”. The class enjoyed learning about how all of Arthur’s friends celebrate different holidays. After lunch we had choice time. Most kids decided to colour and go to the art centre. Others enjoyed the abcya website on the computers. This is when I really noticed the class tuckering out. We were listening to holiday songs singing along, but not pulling out the games, blocks or lego. Very unusual for this busy group of Super Kids. Having a late night yesterday caught up with us all. Everyone seemed to be having fun by chatting with their friends, singing along, and eating all the yummy snacks that families brought in.
It seems like some families have elf on the shelf friends visiting their houses! Some very excited kids found their lunches all wrapped up this week.
The class had a busy Wednesday with the dress rehearsal, matinee, and evening performances of our holiday concert. They did great! I’m so proud of them. While waiting for our turn on stage we watched “Olive The Other Reindeer”.
I told my amazing group of kids I wanted them to have a wonderful holiday, eat cookies, play in the snow, and enjoy time with their families. I’m looking forward to hearing all about their adventures when we get back together in a couple of weeks.
Happy Holidays everyone!