We had time to take care of our calendar book, math fastbridge testing, and learn all about Christmas in England before we even ate lunch! Fastbridge tests are looking pretty darn good right now. I will sit down tomorrow and really study where we are and what this means for our MTSS groups at this point in the school year. I will also send home a student growth report with report cards after winter break so you can see just how well your kiddo is doing at school!
In England we were surprised to find out that Santa Claus is called Father Christmas and that people hang their stocking around their bed instead of by the fireplace. We also thought it was interesting that letters to Father Christmas are burned in the fire place rather than being mailed. He reads Christmas wishes through the smoke rather than letters having to be mailed. Different then we do things huh? To end this country's study we made our very own CHRISTMAS CRACKERS to share with our family at dinner tonight! The English tradition is that two people try and break this open at dinner. The person who ends up with the cracker when it breaks, gets to read the jokes inside to the family and then gets to chose the first piece of candy. They are also the family member who should have good luck in their near future. We hope you have as much fun with these tonight at dinner as we did making them.
In the afternoon we took time for the student climate survey and then had just enough time for some shortened math rotations to finish up the day.
Tomorrow we have earned a MOVIE party so the kiddos can bring a stuffed animal with them and they can wear their PJ's to school if they would like to! A new 10 LIKE challenge will start tomorrow!
Have a great evening!