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December 11, 2011

Baby Jacob's Visit!

Our classes are participating in the Roots of Empathy program this year. We have monthly visits from our 'Roots babies' which allow us to learn about how babies grow and develop. Each time the baby visits, we record the changes we notice as we observe our little visitor. Our 'Roots Moms' also tell us about the milestones the baby has reached since the last visit.

My homeroom's baby is Baby Jacob and we adore him! He brought some festive cheer to our room with his adorable Santa suit. The next time we see Baby Jacob will be in the new year and we can't wait to see how much he grows between now and then. Here are a couple of pictures from his latest visit.

Baby Jacob arrived in his Santa suit!

He really enjoyed exploring these toys.

We observed how Baby Jacob interacted with the doll.

He loved his Thomas the Tank Engine blanket that Julia gave him.

Baby Jacob really liked his Christmas gift from our class - a book of course!
He's already on his way to becoming a great reader!

December 04, 2011

We love Laura Numeroff!

Laura Numeroff's books have delivered many laughs in our classroom over the past few weeks. We have read several of her books including:

We were so inspired by her funny stories that we decided to write stories about our favourite little mouse with a Christmas theme. Our focus in writing this month has been organizing our ideas so that they make sense to our readers. These stories allowed us to work on this skill while having fun at the same time. Our work is now on display in the hall and we hope our friends enjoy reading our stories! Here's a little peek at the final product.

 We are becoming great writers and storytellers!

December 03, 2011

Word Wall Words - Week of December 5

Here are the word wall words for this week:

did *
thing *

Words with a * are rhyming words. How many can you list?