I don't normally get caught up into themes when I teach, but I find myself drawn to them this year. Maybe it is the young grade I am teaching or maybe it is just because some of these packages are so darn cute! It's going to be a gingerbread week in our class. I found this great language package that I am so excited to use with my first graders. This package has some great vowel sound activities/centers, as well as reading and writing projects for your students.
Other things going on this week are:
...decorating our own gingerbread men.
...reading different gingerbread stories.
...writing our own gingerbread stories.
...watching the gingerbread story
...learning the gingerbread man song
Decorating for the Holidays
I went into the school today and decorated for the last two weeks. This is how the chimney turned out. I can't wait to see the student reaction tomorrow morning.
I found the stockings at Micheal's craft store and writing on them was easy-- I used a sharpie. I also glued a pocket envelope on the back of them for their Christmas coupon. I am giving each student a gift card for a free book from the Scholastic book club.
Only 10 school days left before the Holidays begin. I hope everyone has a great week this week.
In my spare time...
I talked about making a wedding cake as a gift for a friend a couple weeks back. I'm including a picture of the wedding cake I made. It is a chocolate and vanilla cake, with swiss buttercream meringue icing and a chocolate ganache poured on top. I found the recipe to this delicious cake at bakinginpyjamas.com .
The wedding was fantastic and the cake was a hit as well.