Francis Flash

November 30th-December 18th

Holidays Around the World

We had a wonderful time during the month of December talking about all the different Holidays that are celebrated around the world this time of year. Some of the holidays we discussed included: St. Lucia Day in Sweden, St. Nicholas Day in the Netherlands, Hanukkah which originated in Israel, and Christmas in America and Germany. We had so much fun learning about all of these wonderful celebrations!
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Star Boys and St. Lucia's from Sweden!

Adjectives and Similes

During the month of December we learned about adjectives and how they can be used. We read How the Grinch Stole Christmas and came up with a list of adjectives to describe the Grinch before and after his heart changed. We then learned how we can use similes to describe things. We read My Dog Smells Like Dirty Socks and The Polar Express to find some examples of similes and then we created our own holiday similes! Watch the video below to hear them :).

Below is my first attempt at merging videos together to share. It's a tad tough to hear at parts, but hopefully I'll get better with each try! I hope you enjoy our holiday similes :).

First Grade Similes

Winter Party

We were so lucky to have such wonderful parent volunteers create a winter wonderland full of fun games, activities, and crafts!! Thank you so much!! The kids had a BLAST! It's quite evident in the videos and photos below :).
Holiday Party Craft
Holiday Party Fun
Snowball Throwing Fun!
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Reading Elephant and Piggie Holiday Gifts