Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A Wish to be a Christmas Tree~

Today we read this sweet story...
Each day when we read I allow the kids to take a picture walk discussing the illustrations and predict story line.
As we read they fill in words I leave out working on rhyming and comprehension.
 One of favorite things to do is listen for a lesson for life in the story...
Key phrases today~ 
"You are special to us every day of the year,
we would be sad if you weren't always near."
"it wasn't as important to be a Christmas tree,
but to always be the best friend you could be."
HUGE lessons for ALL of us!

I have EK and SJ write about this on an index card and we glue to the back of their art.

Next was our FAV part of the day... ART!
I sketched a loopy tree for them to paint with Qtips.
Then we added the ornaments: foam shapes, sequins, more slick paint, and stickers~
 Everyone was super diligent so they could do more and more and more! 
Beautiful Christmas Trees~

One other thing I do each year is gather small art projects from Target dollar spot or Michaels for the girls to work on~
 They really love making them together and hanging them on their tree in their room~
 A Great Christmas school day!
 

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