Sunday, December 12, 2010

November 29-December 3

We had some friends help come and put up our Christmas tree in the classroom and read us some Christmas books!

On Tuesday Dr. Jean came to SAE to sing with us! We really enjoyed it!

Here we are making a paper bag book with our Christmas wish list inside.

H and L show and tell

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Monday, November 15

Mrs. Abraham put a transparency of indian symbols on the overhead projector and we got to choose symbols to draw and words to write on our drum cover.

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Tuesday, November 16

Making noodle necklaces!

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Wednesday, November 17

Today we painted our shirts for the Pow Wow!

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday we made a bracelet that has different color beads to represent elements of the First Thanksgiving.
White- the sails on the Mayflower

Blue- the ocean

Green- the Pilgrims saw land

Black- the first year was very hard

Brown- the turkey the Pilgrims and Indians ate at the Firsty Thanksgiving

Red- cranberries they ate

yellow- corn they ate

orange- pumpkin or sweet potato pie

Thursday afternoon we made our noodle necklaces. We will wear them at our pow-wow tomorrow, and it also helps us improve our fine motor skills. Stringing noodles on a piece of yarn takes concentration and practice!

Thanksgiving Feast & Pow Wow

Indian Naming Ceremony: The students each got an Indian name and a special necklace and name tag. The students loved being called their Indian name during the day!
Here you see the drumming lesson. The drums were so much fun- but before we could play, Mrs. Abraham told us about how the Indians used drums to make music, and how they used the drums in special ceremonies.

After the drumming lesson we had our feast where we enjoyed ham, turkey, popcorn, corn, deer jerkey, sweet potato pie, and pumpkin pie.

There were lots of parents and grandparents that joined in and were a HUGE help to Mrs. Abraham and Mrs. Moran!

Once the feast was over, we drummed through the hallways!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Monday, November 8

Mrs. Dawson came and read "There Was an Old Who Swallowed a Pie".

Then we used the old lady vest and to retell the story!

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Tuesday, November 9

Mrs. Toni came to our class and read "Going On A Bear Hunt"! She dressed up like a bear and let us participate as she read! We really enjoyed it.
Then she read "Some Dogs Do". It was a story about believing in yourself- with a great message.
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Wednesday, November 10

Today we worked on our Thanksgiving books. We complete the page that told about the Pilgrim men building houses.

We also talked about the Indians and how they helped the Pilgrims

after they arrived on the Mayflower.

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Thursday, November 11

Today some classes at our school presented a Veteran's Day program where they sang lots of patriotic songs. There were Veterans in attendance who were honored. In our class, we have a student whose Mom is a solider so we took a few pictures after the musical to let her know we were thinking of her on that day!
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Friday, November 12

After reading the book Pilgrims of Plymouth, we made pilgrim hat cookies and enjoyed a Friday afternoon snack!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Monday, October 25

A skill that the students are learning is sequencing. We read a book and then did a sequencing activity. The students color, cut, and glued the steps onto a sentence strip.

We kicked off Red Ribbon Week by wearing caps to "Put a Cap on Drugs"!

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