Monday was our first day back at school. We had a lot of fun pretending that we were having a New Year's Eve celebration. We did some photo booth shots using the props from the product below. We also used a freebie top hat, but I forgot where it came from, and there is no name on the file. If anyone knows the creator, please let me know so I can give the credit to her.
We also did some great winter break writing. It took us all week, but I am proud of the results. We used this package as our template. Even some of my struggling students were able to handle this well. I was so proud of their efforts.
For Math, we used some New Year's activities as well. That seems to be the theme this week. We used Cynthia Vautrot's Happy New Year Countdown. I used this last year, and I liked it, so I decided to use it again this year.
I also found that we were scrambling to get our maps and flags ready for our heritage projects that are due next week. This project was a daunting one for my little grade 2 students. I think I will wait until later in the year next time. My grade 3 students were able to handle it much better. The folders of materials went home today. Next week, we will begin the class presentations and the celebration with the parents is scheduled for Jan. 20.
Finally, I was thinking about all the teachers that were dealing with snow and frigid weather. Here we have had a mild winter so far. I decided to make this freebie. I have also linked it up with a new Friday Free for All Freebie linky.
Well, that's it for now. Looking forward to the weekend!
About Me Charlene Sequeira
I am a wife, mother of 4, grandmother or 8, and a retired primary and music teacher. I love working with kids and continue to volunteer at school and teach ukulele.
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