I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing winter break. While I didn’t really go anywhere, I enjoyed the downtime just the same. Many board games were played with my kids, numerous books were read, a jigsaw puzzle was completed, and way too much food was consumed. Of course, all good things must come to an end, and thus we found ourselves back in the classroom this week. Everyone was noticeably tired on Monday, but the kids got back in the swing of things and we had a really nice week.
Our third graders started on a clay project in art class. This is usually one of the kids favorite activities. In PE they played ultimate pin guard, floor hockey, and had an opportunity to play new games, including Duck Hunt! Did you ever hear about playing bowling in music class? Neither had I, but that’s what they did today. It included reading a music pattern and then scoring points by knocking down bowling pins – so fun!
Informational texts were turned in today and they look great. Our students worked really hard on them and you can tell. Reading and science have merged a bit as we are learning about rocks, soil, and landforms. During reading they are reading about these topics and in science we are doing a bunch of hands on experiences to further their understanding. In math we are deep into a unit on fractions. This is not the easiest topic for some kids, but they are doing a great job.
Other Things that Were Happening
It was so wet and rainy outside on Monday that we had to stay inside for recess. I think it was our first indoor recess of the school year. The kids had fun playing games, drawing, or playing with their little toys that they all seem to bring from home.
Thanks again for all of the wonderful gifts you gave to me before break. It was so very generous and thoughtful.
Let’s get to the real important thing, the Hawk’s Tickets. This week have your child tell me what was pictured in the puzzle that I did over break. It was of the Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany. Since, even I have a hard time saying Neuschwanstein, they can just say a German castle!
Have a fantastic weekend!