Friday, December 11, 2015

How Santa Got His Job

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Today, in Daily 5, we read the book How Santa Got His Job written by Stephen Krensky and illustrated by S.D. Schindler.  Then, we wrote quick writes to the following prompt:  "If I were Santa..."
Here are some highlights:

  • I'd have to have a larger stomach as well as a bigger digestive system and bigger bladder (I'd be eating too much and would have to wait 24 hours to go to the bathroom) 
    • A SUGGESTION FROM ANOTHER CHILD - make a pit stop at a house! Or, wear a diaper!
  • I would help the elves make the toys because I am good at making toys, especially a pin ball machine out of Legos
  • If I were Santa I'd make it rain chocolate
  • I'd go caroling with children and make new words for the Christmas songs
  • I'd wrap all the gifts - I also look good in red
  • I would drink all the eggnog and hot cocoa and chocolate chip cookies
  • I'd ride around on my sleigh when I'm not reading mail, sleeping, or helping the elves
  • I would have special presents that you'd throw down the chimney that would change into what the kids would want
  • I'd help feed the reindeer and wrap the toys
  • I'd pay the elves $1,000.00 per minute
  • The elves and I would fight the Grinch from stealing Christmas
  • It does not matter about the cookies or the getting, it's about making people feel good and being happy!
  • I'd sprinkle world peace like fairy dust all over the world.
  • There'd be Christmas magic at each house!  All bad things would be forgotten for a day.  

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Snowmen at Night

It's a flurry of fun in Petunia's classroom and the students have been working hard to bring on the snow!  Check out their snow people!
 To kick off the project, read the books Making a Friend by Mark Rosenthal and Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner.  If you haven't read these books, get to it!  Want to see the snowmen pictures in REAL life? C'mon on by!