Celebrating the Holidays

chriThe Bloggers’ Cafe has challenged our class to create a post telling everyone how we celebrate a special occasion.  Since Christmas will soon be upon us, we decided to ask the children how they celebrated this holiday. Their responses were very interesting! Adrian’s family goes to the park and plays games until it is time to go back and open gifts.  Alex is going hunting with his father.  Before he leaves on his hunting trip, he goes with his family to Santa’s Round Up to shop for Christmas presents.  Nicole’s family has a special tradition involving “Elfton.” Elfton is a special elf that sits on the bookcase and watches to make sure the children are being good. He then reports to “you know who” at the North Pole. Kristen and her family also have a special tradition. They put their Christmas tree up on Thanksgiving night.  She is also going on a ski trip!  Our class really enjoyed stepping up to the challenge issued by The Bloggers’ Cafe. Be sure to check their blog out!

Do you have an interesting way in which you celebrate Christmas? Leave a comment and tell us all about your family tradition!

Christmas Crafts

imagesThe holidays have begun, and we are excited about the activities both at school and of course, at home.  Christmas trees are up in the stores, and a few families have already put up their own trees. The only thing left to add are the gifts. With that thought in mind, we have found some Christmas How-to videos and slides at Kaboose showing you how to make some easy gifts for those special people on your list.

We would like to add to this list of crafts with your ideas. Please leave us a comment with instructions and/or links to some of your favorite holiday crafts. Then watch for them to be added here to our post. We will, of course, leave a link to you or your blog, giving you the credit to the idea.

Celebrating Abraham Lincoln


This year we will celebrate the 200th year since the birth of Abraham Lincoln. Our study will include math lessons, interactive online Moodle lessons, literature, history, Podcasting, and even a Science experiment. Our class has also been invited to participate in another online Project by Jen with schools from all over the United States. On Lincoln’s birthday, February 12th, around 9:30 that morning, we will log into Skype and listen with other schools to a reading of the Gettysburg Address.

But for today, I would like for you to visit Mrs. Wellman’s Class in Spring Hill, Kansas, and click on the wonderful pictures that her students drew. Read about President Abraham Lincoln, and then write one comment.