Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Around the World: Day 1 & 2

This week our class began traveling the world on Reindeer Route Airlines!  So far we have visited Mexico and Brazil.  We are learning a lot about the similarities and differences between ourselves and the citizens of these countries.  We have discovered that some of us have traditions in our families that originated in the countries we are studying!  We think that is pretty cool. We are creating scrapbooks and learning a lot about geography and seasonal differences in the opposite hemisphere.

Our classroom map.

Journal pages.

We can't board the plane with our our tickets and passports!
Did you know Papai Noel wears a suit made of silk?  It is HOT this time of year in Brazil.

On Christmas Eve Brazilians light fireworks to celebrate at the beach...

and in the cities.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Reindeer and Measuring

Here are the reindeer that we made last week. They are so CUTE! You should really come by and take a look at them in person.  We have also been working on measurement this week. We read the story Inch by Inch by Leo Lionniand then created some grass collages.Today we are measuring our blades of grass and will use our data to create line plot graphs.  

Friday, December 6, 2013

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

This week we made these adorable Santa glyphs from the Glyph Girls.  We have been discussing measurement and data this month and found these were a really fun way to look at and discuss data.  They also make our school look super festive!  We thought Santa needed some reindeer as well and made them too. Pictures coming soon!