Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Last Day

Today was the last day of Intersession. Intersession is a remedial type of class that we teach during our off track time. This time it was only 8 days long. The kids come at 8:30 and leave at noon. In November I usually review all of our previously learned concepts. We reviewed compound words, mulitple meaning words, synonyms, antonyms, sentence formation and the very hard 2 digit addition with regrouping. I can proudly say that all of the kids who came for intersession - all 15 of them, have mastered 2 digit addition with regrouping. YEAH!

This Intersession I wove the theme of Thanksgiving into our curriculum. We also read the book Thanksgiving on Thursday together. I bought 15 books to use for this class out of the Scholastic book order last month. As a special treat, today as we wrapped up the story, I told the kids that they could keep the books. They were thrilled! I have a feeling that for most of the kids, it is probably their very first chapter book.

Turkey Patch

Today we also did an art project. We made I'm Thankful For.... Turkeys. First we talked about what it meant to be thankful. Then we brainstormed ideas about what the kids were thankful for. I had to steer some of them away from answers such as "my new X-Box game" etc! Then the kids got six feathers. They had to write 6 complete and well written sentences on their feathers. After that, they cut out and decorated their turkeys. Then they decided to make some of theirs Native American Turkeys or Pilgrim Turkeys. (notice their hats!)

While I am glad to be done with intersession and ready to start my VERY short vacation, I am going to miss seeing the kids every day. I have such a WONDERFUL group of sweet and hardworking kids. I absolutely love my group of kids this year and don't want to even think about them leaving me in June.


Nebur said...

Would a turkey (a bird), wear a feathered headband? Hmmmmm.

MsAbcMom said...

I know ... It works in second grade though. :-)