We wrote you all letters because we love you so much and you take such good care of us. Then we turned ourselves into snowmen on the covers. We are certainly creative!
Finally we celebrated William's birthday. Happy Birthday William! And he set off a volcano for us. We left for the year with a baking soda and vinegar eruption.
And this is what I came home to! Happy New Year!
What a fabulous day! We started off with a bang. Hot chocolate and a cookie exchange! Amazingly, we followed this sugar-fest with a very productive morning.
Then a word from the historian. It's important to check in around the world.
Finally, a cross country ski adventure. It was the perfect blue bird day. The snow was soft and the skiing was fast. We had some fabulous helpers for when we turned ourselves into human pretzels. Don't we just live in the most amazing place! Here are a few of the fun phrases I heard out on the field this afternoon:
"Whew, face shot!"
"This is going to be EPIC."
"It's possible that I might be stuck."
Some interesting discussion points:
1. What would happen if the egg cracked? Just a little? All the way?
2. Would the egg react differently if it were cooked?
3. What would the egg do in other kinds of liquids?
We LOVE Miss Lisa May. The library is quiet, peaceful, and it smells so good! We're not bringing books home today because of the break, but we still got to browse. If you have a book at home please, please, please send it back before Friday.
We're getting ready for you to come and visit us Thursday morning. In preparation we made some wrapping paper for our very special gifts. We looked at a few examples and noticed that wrapping paper usually has patterns. Since we're experts on making patterns, we made our own!
Today we practiced writing up a storm. We're getting ready to publish our chapter books and it's crunch time. We're discovering extra chapters to add, more details, and more pictures!
(notice the focused tongues)
We took a vocabulary brain breaks. Today we learned the motions to jabber, sway, accumulate, willing, and flee. Can you guess which is which?
We started off dissecting owl pellets in Environmental Ed. How cool!
Check out the tiny skulls. Can you figure out where each bone goes?
Here's what actually happened:
Can you guess what happened when we shook it really hard? It involves the word dissolve.
Who knew we had so many author connections in the classroom. Guess what Quintin brought in today? The book his MOM wrote! Check out the impressive table of contents (it goes on for pages).