I hope by now you have gotten some rest away from the classroom. Those last couple of days were doozies….Enough said. I know you know this but we teachers contribute to the craziness all in the name of a little holiday fun. I mean school is supposed to be fun..right?? Even with all the mandates I still maintain the littles need time to be kids and they really need to see that their teachers love them as kids. Here is some of our last day before the break.
We did Gingerbread Theme Rotations with the First Grade Level on the last day. My wonderful teacher assistant and I created this big Gingerbread House in the Hallway for the kids to decorate as our part of the rotation.
As each group came to our class, they got to color some candy to go on the house. The next picture is after the house is full of candy. They loved it! We also danced to Harry Kindergartens Gingerbread Man Song.
After we decorated the house and had a snack we got ready to go home. We got ready early on this day because we had parent gifts to pack and our recess is the last 30 minutes of the day. I know…gasp..we have adjusted but it wasn’t any fun in the beginning.
As the days have progressed our tables have gotten very dirty (oh my what you can find under a name tag-scary!!!) so it was time to break out the shaving cream. We had a blast cleaning our tables before heading outside. It was a great way to end a fun day. Kids being kids and having fun. I don’t know about you but some days I just don’t want to hear about time on task and maximizing instructional time and neither so the children. So we enjoyed every minute of this small and gross motor development task so there now. It was fun, fun, fun!!!
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Love you all!!! Enjoy!!