We are really enjoying the holidays in Room 117! We are learning about the different countries during our holidays around the world activities. We are doing research about the different holidays on our new iPads, our computers, and through the classroom library books and our travel journals. We love looking for our elf on the shelf, Bob, each morning when we walk in, as he changes places in the room every day! We are doing many neat projects and are making many memories in first grade!
Attached, you will find the Australian Beach Party note, which asks for students to dress up in their beach clothes on Wednesday. After all, it is summer down in Australia!
Friday, students can also wear their pajamas to school for our Polar Express Day!
The first graders have been learning about the different customs and traditions of different countries and cultural groups around the world during the holidays. We have made our suitcases out of cereal boxes to travel around the world. Inside our suitcases we have our own passports and journals that we have made. It will sure be a time that these first graders remember! Check back later for more pictures, as next week we will have our Australian Beach party and our Polar Express day!
We are learning about all of the different holidays around the world and in Germany, they have fun with making gingerbread houses. Room 117 did a twist on the gingerbread house and instead, made gingerbread trees!
December was a very busy month- Room 117 sure had a lot of fun! See below for how we celebrated the winter season, our "Holidays Around the World", our winter holiday party, and Polar Express!
On Thursday, December 12, Ms. Riplinger's class and Ms. Pruim's first grade class got together to create Gingerbread houses, as part of our "Holidays Around the World". The students all had a fantastic time and got very creative with creating or decorating their house!
Click on the pictures below to see more of the fun we had!
Ms. Riplinger, a second grade teacher in the Chicago-land area.