Merry Christmas

Gingerbread style!

Holidays around the world

Learners shared their research about holidays in other countries. I created a symbaloo to share their learning. Please follow the link below to view learners' presentations.

This also gave them practice with reading and writing standards:

  • With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for Grade 1. [RI.1.10]
  • Write informative or explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure. [W.1.2]
  • Participate in shared research and writing projects. [W.1.7]

Shared Reading

We read and compared different versions of the Gingerbread Man and made a story map. We also used these versions to practice opinion writing. Be looking on Freshgrade for these writing pieces. And finally, we had a Gingerbread hunt. It was so much fun! We baked a gingerbread man and he jumped out of the oven and ran away. We followed the clues to find him just before eating him!! Yummm!

Gingerbread Measurement

Congrats to our newest 100 Book Club member!

If you are keeping count, that's 11!!!
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Guess who our mystery reader was this week!

Ms. Rials and her Gran came to visit. We will be seeing Ms. Rials more often. She is going to begin work at PRS teaching 4th grade after Christmas. She will fit right in!


A huge thank you for the sweet gifts and cards that I received for Christmas! I tell my learners all the time that I am the luckiest teacher in the world, but I don't tell the parents. Parents, I AM the luckiest teacher in the world. Have a happy holiday!