2010 Memories

Because I haven't scrapbooked since 1999 I decided to pick my favorite photos from 2010 and make a Smilebox. Doing this made me realize that my New Year's resolution needs to be to take more pictures of my boys.
Happy New Year!!
Mrs. Bell and The Bell Boys
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Happy Holidays From Room 131

Pictures from our holiday party:
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Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Santa Max during free choice:
The cutest Santas ever! I saw these scrapbook Sanata at First Grade Parade and knew right away that I wanted to make them. These Santas are so adorable that I want to take them home with me. I will be sad to take them down, but look forward to replacing them with more amazing art work created by my students.

Create A Gingerbread Man

This is such a great end to all of our gingerbread activities that we have been doing. Look What's Happening in Room 102! posted a link to this fun Gingerbread Man site. Check out some of the gingerbread men that other people have made in the gallery. Make your own Gingerbread Man and send it to me. I am looking forward to seeing what you create.

GIANT gingerbread boys and girls

After reading several versions of the Gingerbread Man, we wrote about where our gingerbread boy or girl would run to and then created these adorable giant gingerbread boys and girls.
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Gingerbread Babies

and painted our own gingerbread baby.

growing patterns

We have been working on creating growing patterns...
We made growing staircases patterns with tiles,

growing ice cream cone patterns

and growing caterpillar patterns after reading
The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Prancer, Rudolph and Blitzen

Three of Santa's reindeer showed up during free choice this week:)


Beginning Sounds

We have been practicing identifying the beginning sounds of words or matching words that start with the same beginning sounds. We have been playing the following games on the Smartboard. Click on the name of the game to play at home.

Happy 15th Birthday Jack!

Jack is 15 today!! I have one year to get ready for the day that he will drive off behind the wheel of a car by himself. So proud of the amazing young man that he has become.
Happy Birthday my little kurmudgeon!!