placing the pipe (which we didn't know what it was...little miss B. said, "the hammer the judge uses"...what a hoot!)
This is what we found in our mystery bag and we had to figure out what is might be. (it's hard to see on the rug, but it made a snowman)
We made giant snowman heads and put a pattern using snowflakes on their scarves. The kids did so GREAT with their very own patterns. We even had an ABCD pattern (which we have not discussed). So smart!
Of course, they have to write, so they named their pattern.
I found this cute idea on littlegiraffes.com a few years ago and have done it ever since. It's a great beginning to a new year. Each student wrote about something they wanted to accomplish this year. We had some great goals: learn to ride a bike, learn to swim. to beat ALL levels on Mario Kart, and to win a race. They were all so good!
We made snowman soup (which we plan to label next week)
Idea from kidscount1234.com
Each child cut (on their own, no patterns) an ingredient for our soup.
Happy New Year!