We have had a wonderful time reconnecting with our friends and our classroom after our school vacation. We rang in the new year by starting some new stories, reviewing some learning from the beginning of the year, and by creating some some toasty friends!
We began doing lots of character work in our reading and writing! While we are beginning to develop our own fictional characters for our stories in Writer's Workshop, we are also beginning to get to know the characters from Matilda. We even did a bit of drawing during Reader's Workshop this week to show how we picture Matilda's dad Mr. Wormwood in our minds:
We've also been reviewing some math concepts such as number grid puzzles and coins with some fun new games!
Our week wouldn't have been complete without our New Year's Toasts:
We talked about some of the people who mean most to us and created some New Year's Toasts to celebrate those we love and the things we love most about them
We hope this new year brings you lots of love, joy, and peace.