Sorry for the absence. I had great intentions of getting back on here and posting about our Pete week, but kids got sick, we left after school on Friday the 21st and traveled to Cleveland, now I'm getting a cold, NEVER ENDS. :)
So rewind back to the week before Christmas break.
Teaming up with our Kindergarten and Second Grade, we had a Pete the Cat week! We took a look at all Eric Litwin's Pete books and did some writing, graphing, compare and contrasting.
It was Pete the Cat Spirit Week as well.
Monday: Wear BLUE (because Pete the Cat is AWESOME)
Tuesday: Wear your "Grooviest" shoes (For Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes)
Wednesday: Wear anything with Buttons! (For Pete the Cat and My Four Groovy Buttons)
Thursday: Wear white, blue, brown, or red socks! (This was for I Love My White Shoes, but instead of shoes we decided it would be easier to do socks)
Friday: Wear red, green, or white (For Pete the Cat Saves Christmas)
My friend Karen dressed in the same outfit EVERYDAY, just changed something little to see if our firsties could figure out the "differences" in her each day. She is so smart! I know what you're thinking, GROSS, BUT she swore she washed it everyday! (well... her hubby washed it everyday because I think he was
I totally forgot to take pictures everyday. :(
Can you guess which "groovy" shoes are ours? Actually... the guys in the last picture have the key to my heart. Black/brown shoes... GENIUS! :)
My friend Em made us SUPER cute Pete the Cat pins that we wore everyday and someone had to pin on me because of my freakishly-weird not being able to touch felt phobia.
We wrote I'm ____________ in my _____________ shoes. The kids did such a good job!
These two are so cute too! I can't figure out how to turn them, so just turn your head! :)
For community writing, we wrote "Pete the Cat Saves Sharpsburg" (the name of our school) stories complete with a Groovy Song that each class made up. Then, my high group partnered up and wrote another story. I can't wait to type them out! :) What a GREAT week this was!!!!! :)
A few pics from our Christmas.... We have an Elf that the girls have been writing to for two years now. His name is Elfalicious (we were in love with Pink, Purple, Gold, and Silverlicious last year, still are). Anyway... we have a mailbox that I found at Big Lots and the girls put letters in it and in the morning, he has written them back. L.O.V.E. IT! The girls get sooooooooooooo excited. Anyway... he felt bad because he couldn't always be watching this year because he was so busy so he sent an Elf on the Shelf. My middle promptly named him Louis. My oldest named him Christmas. So Louis Christmas was born. :) He was sneaky but so much fun to find everyday. He even snuck into our stuff and traveled with us! :) Here he is the day before we left.
This picture makes me laugh! We did get a Baby Alive and my youngest climbed in the box. Thank goodness my camera was close. :)
Sprinkling reindeer food on Christmas Eve.... *Disclaimer* I do not pick out clothes for my girls. They do this fancy dressing on their own! :)