Well, we made it. Winter break has come. The Super Kids are so excited to get to spend a few weeks with their families and friends over the holidays. This past week has been spirit week at our school. Twin day, sports day, holiday sweater day and even PJ day kept us busy. 🙂
Our winter concert was last week and our class along with Mrs. G’s class performed “A Million Dreams” from “The Greatest Showman”. It was a great way to finish up our inventions unit by sharing that we all have dreams for the future and a “world that we can design”. They sang beautifully. I have to admit every time we practiced in our classroom I would tear up. It’s a great song, but sung by our amazing kids just makes it so special!
We also welcomed a Super Kid’s mom, Cheryl Lashek, to our classroom to talk about being an engineer. She shared that she became interested to being an engineer after one came to talk to her when she was in school. Sharing the story of why engineers wear a metal ring on their pinky finger stuck with the Super Kids. Some made rings for themselves at center time since they are “engineers and designers”. Others eagerly came in to class so excited to share that they saw a person with a metal ring and told them they knew what it was. You made an impact Cheryl. Thank you.
This week our class continued to develop our number sense with holiday themed math centers.
Our 5/6 buddies from Ms. Englot’s class came to our room for a visit and to make graham cracker houses. Most went on the houses, but some just got eaten. Both classes had a blast!
Together we made a special gift for our families…snow globes.
Today was the last day of school before winter break. It was PJ day, hot lunch, early dismissal, and our toy share day. Oh, and we had phys. ed and music. You couldn’t have put anything else into our schedule! The Super Kids wrapped up their toy inventions by sharing their creations with the other classes that were also participating in this project. All four grade 1/2 multi-age classes along with the 2/3 class spent the morning going to each others classes to explore and explain each others inventions. Having an audience for our projects helps the students celebrate their accomplishments.
Happy Holidays to our blog followers. We’ll see you in the new year!