Thursday, December 16, 2010

Unit Week Days 3 and 4

We've been doing some math games this week including Math Bingo and a game called High/Low. The students make number cards. On each turn they draw two cards and make a true math problem from the numbers. They can add, subtract, multiply or divide. If the number is more than 100--score 2 points; less than 30--score 2 points; in between 30 and 100; score 1 point. The winner after 5 rounds is the one with the highest number of points.
Gingerbread Man Drawing
Gingerbread Cookie Painting

We are still working on these gingerbread men and will add details tomorrow with oil pastels.

Colorful Music
Since I'm a music teacher, I really latched on to this idea as a great way to introduce composition to students. I worked this into my Ebenezer Scrooge Music Experience lesson. For the past, we read some hymn stories and then sung the carol (Silent Night, O Little Town of Bethlehem and O Come, O Come Emmanuel). The present included everyone picking their own favorite "modern" Christmas song. Of course, this included Jingle Bells, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, and my all time favorite, Silver Bells. The future part was the idea above.

We have only one chapter left of The Christmas Carol. Since I've been dealing with allergies this week, my voice has been hoarse. That is not really good on a week where you are reading an entire book out loud, in addition to singing and reading Advent material. We have several versions of The Christmas Carol so we will watch those throughout the rest of this week as we finish up. I think I've actually worn the kids out with all the art projects this week, but I've really come a long way in the patience department.


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