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Since it’s almost Easter I thought it would be the perfect time to finally post about some of the crafts we did at Christmas time hahaha. One day I’ll be all caught up with my posting, but today is not that day.
One of the projects we did was with oil pastels on black paper. I found step by step directions for an Oil Pastel Christmas Tree in a Snowstorm. I followed the directions and showed Hailey and Hunter what to do, step by step.
Of course, Harper wanted to be a part of our crafts too.
These pictures are the ones that Hailey, Hunter, and I did. I love how they turned out!!
Our next project was a really cute Reindeer Portrait from ARTventurous. First we drew the reindeer with a black oil pastel.
Then we painted them.
Hunter painted his reindeer too.
Harper painted herself, the table, and her reindeer.
Our completed reindeer.
This Jesus in the Manger is the project I had my preschool class do at Christmas time at our homeschool co-op. This is the picture that Hunter made. They turned out so cute!!
This post is actually about what we worked on the week before our Christmas vacation and I am finally getting around to posting it. We had a wonderful break and it was so nice to relax and just do a whole lot of nothing! So, here is what we did the week before break:
Hailey did some mapping practice by drawing a key and then following my directions about where to add various things to her map.
We have been learning about Pilgrims and Indians. This week we learned how Indians would write stories by drawing pictures in a circle. Hailey drew her own story, telling the story of how a seed grows into a flower.
In science we talked about how germs are spread and why so many of the Pilgrims died during their first winter here. We did a little experiment to demonstrate how important it is to cover our coughs and sneezes. Hailey ripped up some paper to represent germs and put the pieces in a cup. When I said “achoo” she shook the cup and the germs flew out all over the place.
We tried it again, and this time she covered the cup when I said, “achoo.” The germs stayed inside.
We finished up our fun gingerbread unit and then Hailey made her own gingerbread man.
He turned out cute and yummy
One day we found Bobby, our elf, on the top of our classroom tree. We thought maybe he was trying to tell us that it was time add a star.
Hailey and Hunter worked together and painted a star for our tree and then added a bit of glitter.
Our beautiful star.
Hailey and Hunter also worked hard to finish our nativity scene.
The completed nativity scene.
It was a nice week and we had a wonderful time having 2 weeks of vacation for Christmas. Now it’s time to get back to work!
Last week was full of fun preparations for Christmas! Thursday and Friday were all about The Polar Express.
I used painter’s tape to make a railroad track on the floor. We used some cardboard boxes from some of my online shopping to build a train.
Hunter and Hailey sitting in the train.
Thursday we did a variety of learning activities after we read The Polar Express. We finished up all of our work so that Friday could just be a party day
For art on Thursday we made these great trains.
On Friday we went to school in our pajamas
We started out the day with some fun activities.
Hunter and Hailey made some snow globes.
Hailey decided to make her snowman look like Olaf from Frozen. They turned out cute.
Then they made a little graham cracker train.
It only lasted a few minutes before they started eating it
Then it was movie time! Hunter and Hailey took their seats in our train.
I punched their tickets
They also had little jingle bells, which we could all hear
Then I passed out hot chocolate and popcorn while they watched the movie. It was a super fun day!
I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!!