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Friday, December 17, 2010

"Ho, Ho, Ho, It's Christmas"

Thursday was our last day in the classroom before our Christmas break. Boy did I cram a lot into the two days we spent together. Thursday was very nice. I kept it low key so the children wouldn't be too revved up for their Christmas program. But Tuesday, oh boy, we finished four projects in 2 1/2 hours on Tuesday. The kids did great. I on the other hand was a bit exhausted.

So what exactly did we pull of this week? Well, first we made our Chocolate Cherry Bites which I posted about the other day. Then we made Hershey Kiss wreaths, wrapped our family presents, finished our color books so they could go home, and made a fluffy Santa face on Thursday. I'm tired just typing it.

Most of the projects are pretty easy, and I'm a bit attached to them. I keep thinking we don't have to do such and such, but I love doing the project so I end up trying to get it in.

For the Hershey Kiss wreaths, I cut a wreath shape out of tag board, tied a red piece of yarn on it for hanging, then the children glued on the Hershey Kisses. I wonder how long they stayed together?



Our fluffy Santa face involved a picture of Santa's face. The children colored the top of his hat red, then glued on cotton, a red pompom nose, and two wiggly eyes. I know it doesn't involve alot, but they are really cute and they bring a smile to the children's faces.




Finally gift-wrapping the presents. Again, this is pretty easy, because I am trying to do too much. I fold a large piece of construction paper in half and tape the sides. Then the children color a Christmas picture, cut it out, and glue it to one side of the "envelope." On the other side I write--To: Mom and Dad (or something similar), From: and the children write or trace their names. Then we slide the Handprint Poem picture inside and put it under the tree.


I also have to share with you the great cookies our leader brought in to share with us. I had never seen them before, but they look real easy. They are reindeer sugar cookies. It looks like she may have used a bell shaped cookie cutter to cut out the shape. Then turning the bell upside down she used small pretzels for the antlers and M&M's for the eyes and nose. I didn't get to talk to Mom, so I'm not sure if you add the pretzels and M&M's before or after baking. Thanks Mrs. P.



We finished off the Christmas season at school with a short program for friends and family. I hope all our visitors enjoyed the wonderful presentation by the children.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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4 comments:

Miller Moments said...

Love your kiss wreaths! Very cute!

Itsy Bitsy Learners said...

Those reindeer look yummy!

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

Loved the activity. So colorful and fun!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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