Friday, December 13, 2013

Week 16

Past Sharing
We had fun learning about where our families came from this week.  It was also nice to see many baby pictures and items.  Thank you for your help with this assignment.

The Giving Tree Project
We read the books called "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein and "Auntie Clause" by Elise Primavera.  Both stories had a good message; it is great to give.  After reading the stories we found so many occasions when we were being giving to each other.  
  • We gave attention to our classmates when they were talking.
  • We gave respect when our classmates were sharing their ideas.
  • We gave help when our classmates needed help.
  • We gave time and patience in line.
  • We gave kind words to each other.
We have such a giving group of first graders!  We also thought of a way to be giving at home.  We recorded our ideas and posted it on the blog.  Please make sure to check your child's blog.

We made a Giving Tree in our classroom to display our kindness.  Ms. Kurashige's 6th grade class in Hawaii wanted to join our project.  They made pretty flowers and leaves for us to use.  What a great gift from our friends! 

Upcoming Events
Friday, December 20 --- Class Christmas Party (1:30-2:30)
Saturday, December 21-Sunday, January 5 --- Christmas Break

Water Helper