Thursday, December 6, 2012

Santa math, reading and writing!

We had a great time at our local library making gingerbread houses last night.  I was amazed at the turnout!  The boys were very excited to spot many friends and former classmates.  They did a great job on their houses too. 





We got a late start to our day since the boys slept in a bit this morning.  

Once again, we had more things on our agenda than time to do them all.  

But, the boys have been asking me to do a writing activity.  Yes, you read that right, my boys WANT to write.  

We read Santa's Stuck by Rhonda Gowler Greene.  It's a funny book about Santa eating too many snacks and getting stuck in the chimney.  

We made our own chimney/ Santa art and wrote up a quick sentence or two about what we'd do if Santa was stuck in our chimney.   Please excuse the cardboard background, but they're still drying.  

We painted the bricks using brown paper, a rectangle sponge and red paint.  

We then used a strip of black for the chimney top that we painted with leftover puff paint from yesterday and added glitter to.  They came out great and the answers were hilarious! 

Ian would have Santa sniff a cookie, and once out of the chimney he'd have him go out the door.

Alec would scare Santa by telling him there was a carnivore behind him!
Evan would call on family members to help him

We started reading the Bailey School Kids- Reindeer Do wear Striped Underwear this morning.  I'm having Alec and Ian take turns reading it aloud to Evan and I.  They did a wonderful job.  Evan begged to read another Bob's Book.

For math I found this free printable that I was able to use for all three boys. That never happens!

Ian dropped pom poms onto two numbers and multiplied


Evan matched the number to the word; so his was math and reading combined!
Alec dropped two pom poms and added the numbers

Then we'll finish up our day watching The Santa Clause

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