Crossman Crew

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Finding Kirby

The kids were asking about Kirby as soon as I opened the door to greet them this morning. They all wanted to know if he moved again. I told them I hadn't really looked, so they would have to look around and find him, if he had moved.
He HAD moved! It didn't take long for kids to find him. Crazy elf! We think he's into rock climbing, and we really have no idea how he got the screen down, and how he got himself harnessed to it!
This is one tricky elf! He left a note!
"Dear Boys and Girls, You are very sweet. Could you please contra your talking? The talking and noise hurts my little elf ears. Love, Kirby. PS: I like my name!" How very interesting!

Later in the day, he got to partner read with some of the girls. He's such a good listener.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Have you ever read the book, The Elf on the Shelf? We read it in class yesterday, and room 24 has their very own elf!

This is Kirby. He's one of Santa's scouts, watching for excellent behavior.

Here's where I found Kirby this morning! Silly elf. Wait until the kids see him!

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Paper Cranes

Our Reading story last week was The Paper Crane, by Molly Bang. To celebrate the story, we decided to fold our own paper cranes.
There were some complicated folds, but everyone tried their best.
I thought this fold was the hardest, but the kids got this one.
With a lot of help, each kid was able to fold a paper crane of their own.
We had cranes in all kinds of colors! I doubt they can recreate the crane on their own, at home, but you can google how to fold one, and they can give it another try. You need a square piece of paper.

My "practice" cranes.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Vending Machine

YouTube Video

We used our projector and document camera today. We used them to create a vending machine to go along with our Math lesson. Have a look!

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Turkey Trot

Our Turkey Trot day was Thursday! It was freezing outside, but the kids had a ton of fun. They ran and ran and ran, and nobody told them they had to run. They could've walked. These kids have lots of energy. I walked. The whole way. ;-)
Here's "Grandma," sporting the turkey suit.
Running, running, running.
More running! The kids LOVED it!
This is Mrs. Howard. Check out her hat! It's a different version of a turkey. Tee hee.