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At the beginning of December we did a fun gingerbread unit and Hunter learned about the letter G.
We have lots of different books about the Gingerbread Man, the Gingerbread Baby, the Gingerbread Girl, and more. So, each day we read a different gingerbread book.
Hunter glued glitter on to the letter G. Glitter is always so much fun But working with it on a tray is definitely helpful.
On this printable from Royal Baloo, Hunter rolled a die and then stamped the number that he rolled. He insisted that we do the numbers in order. He likes to do things in an orderly fashion haha
Of course when Harper saw the do-a-dot markers out she had to participate.
Hailey and Hunter decorated gingerbread men. Thankfully ours didn’t run away.
Hailey with her finished gingerbread girl.
Hunter with his gingerbread boy.
We decorated gingerbread houses.
Hailey’s finished house…
…and inside her house is her gingerbread baby.
Hunter’s gingerbread house…
…with his gingerbread baby inside.
Gingerbread units are always so much fun!
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!
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.
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
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.
We worked some more on our nativity scene.
All done- we love how it turned out!
We finally made a star for the tree in our classroom.
Thursday and Friday were all about The Polar Express. After we read the book together, Hunter sat down to read it himself.
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.
The weeks are really flying by! I can’t believe it will be Christmas next week. Anyway, we just finished unit 11 and had a great week.
This week in history we learned about the pilgrims working to build their homes now that they had decided where to settle.
Hailey looked over a map to see the route that the pilgrims took and looked to see the routes that other explorers before them had taken.
The pilgrims did not have glass to use for windows as they built their homes. Instead they used brown paper and brushed oil on them to let more sunlight through. So, Hailey rubbed some oil on a brown paper bag to see what happened.
Hunter made one too, but he did not cover his whole paper with oil. So we held it up to the window to see the difference in the light that came through.
Hailey built a pilgrim house using Lincoln Logs
The finished house
We cut some pieces from the brown oiled paper to use as windows in the house. Those windows must have let in a lot of cold air.
We have been doing a unit all about owls. Our favorite part of the unit was dissecting some owl pellets.
Here are just a few of the bones we found in the owl pellet.
We are still reading through Little House in the Big Woods. Hailey really is not enjoying this book. I had hoped we would love it but we are just having a hard time getting into the book. Instead of begging me to read more like she usually does, she asks if we can skip reading for the day
Hailey did a little mapping activity to go along with the book. She had to use the key on the map and then follow the directions to see where to add the different details on the map.
Copywork using her poem for the week.
We are working through a super fun Gingerbread Unit and I’m pretty sure we have read every version of the Gingerbread Man that there is. There are lots of cute books and ideas to go along with them.
We read both “Gingerbread Baby” and then “Gingerbread Friends” and we really enjoyed both. After we read “Gingerbread Friends” Hailey made this cute beginning, middle and end project.
We also enjoyed “Gingerbread Man Loose in the School” and then Hailey made a gingerbread man that looked like the one from the book and a missing poster to go along with him. We took turns hiding the gingerbread man and then searching for him.
After we read “The Gingerbread Cowboy,” Hailey made this candy cane cactus.
The candy cane cactus hanging on our classroom tree.
We played Hangman to practice Hailey’s spelling words.
We added this cute tree to our classroom and then added decorations to it throughout the week.
One day we decided that, rather than doing our regular schedule, Hailey would throw a ball at our routine and whatever the ball hit was what we would do next.
One more week until our Christmas vacation!! We are excited!