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Merry Christmas!

24
Dec

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Heart of Dakota- BLHFHG Unit 12

06
Jan

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:

History/Geography:

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Hailey did some mapping practice by drawing a key and then following my directions about where to add various things to her map.

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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.

Science:

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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.

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We tried it again, and this time she covered the cup when I said, “achoo.”  The germs stayed inside.

Language Arts:

Gingerbread Man

We finished up our fun gingerbread unit and then Hailey made her own gingerbread man.

Gingerbread Man

He turned out cute and yummy ;-)

Other:

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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.

Star Craft

Hailey and Hunter worked together and painted a star for our tree and then added a bit of glitter.

Star Craft

Our beautiful star.

Nativity Craft

Hailey and Hunter also worked hard to finish our nativity scene.

Nativity Craft

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!

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Polar Express Party

24
Dec

Last week was full of fun preparations for Christmas!  Thursday and Friday were all about The Polar Express.

Polar Express Party

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.

Polar Express Party

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 :-)

Polar Express Crafts

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.

Polar Express Party

Hunter and Hailey made some snow globes.

Polar Express Party

Hailey decided to make her snowman look like Olaf from Frozen.  They turned out cute.

Polar Express Party

Then they made a little graham cracker train.

Polar Express Party

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.

Polar Express Party

I punched their tickets

Polar Express Party

They also had little jingle bells, which we could all hear ;-)

Polar Express Party

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!!

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Tot School

22
Dec

Hunter is 24 months old.

We had a really busy week.  I was trying to get a lot of stuff wrapped up with homeschooling before our Christmas vacation.  It seems that I didn’t take many pictures but I will share the ones I do have.

Tot School

We have been working on a really fun gingerbread man unit and we finished up the unit by making our own gingerbread men.  I cheated and bought them pre-made, so we just had to decorate them.  Hunter definitely ate more candy than he put on :-)

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We also made some playdough, cut it into a Christmas tree shape and then used the pieces from our Lite Bright to decorate the tree.

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We worked some more on our nativity scene.

Tot School

All done- we love how it turned out!

Tot School

We finally made a star for the tree in our classroom.

Tot School

Thursday and Friday were all about The Polar Express.  After we read the book together, Hunter sat down to read it himself.

Polar Express Crafts

Hunter made a train out of different shapes.

On Friday we had a Polar Express party, which I hope to be posting about soon.

Stop by 1+1+1=1 to see what the other tots were up to this week.

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