Well, winter break is so close that you can smell it like the yule log burning in the fireplace. Everybody in room 19 is excited and ready to have a break. It’s so hard to stay focused….
But we did our best. We checked, corrected, and discussed our homework. We then finished our drawings of presents. As I said yesterday, this was an effort both to work on drawing rectangular prisms, which is a good introduction to perspective, and to creating visual rhythm through regular patterns.
Some of our presents were very fine indeed:
We made little paper bag reindeer. Most of the students took these home today so you should be able to find them in their backpacks – hopefully reasonably intact.
Then it was time for the party. We had a lot of parents here. Thanks so much for coming! It meant a lot to the students. The food was great, too.
We tried to make our party more than just a carbohydrate fest by having the students read and present picture books which they made for the occasion.
The parents really enjoyed the stories, particularly the ones with topical references like Santa getting the H1N1 flu!
We did PE to work off some of that energy, and I gave the students division and multiplication worksheets to keep them busy and quiet when we returned. They needed the practice, and I needed the peace and quiet. Perfect…. Many students finished these before the end of the day, but a number will finish them up as homework.
Homework: Just finish the math worksheets if necessary.