Sunday, December 8, 2013

Where in the World is Mrs. McKee's classroom?

Last week we learned about where we are from: our planet, our continent, our country, our state, and our city.  Our students were so impressive and did great on our projects through out the week and our end-of-week test. 

We began our study with a "Where We're From" booklet.  I encouraged all of the students to learn their addresses this week, so we included it in our reference books.

Great job, guys!!
This week, we also began our surprise calendar for December.  Students can earn the surprise bags for that day if they have extra-great behavior for that day!  We have also started a tally mark system for KIND and UNKIND remarks and actions.  Students earn a penny in their bank for each kind remark, and a penny is paid for an unkind remark.
Who will get the surprise bags this week?!

We also had two great surprises Friday:
(1) We got to make some ornaments.
Trip was definitely clowning around while making his orange and blue ornament!

(2) One of Santa's elves, Sampson, came to visit!

It was a great first week back from break! 

--Mrs. McKee

Sunday, December 1, 2013

We Gave Thanks!

I hope everyone had a great break this week!  I know it was much needed for everyone (including the teachers :) ).  We had a BIG week two weeks ago!  Monday, CBS news came to give me the Golden Apple Award!  It was such a huge surprise, and I am so blessed to have such great students to teach. 
All of our students were so well behaved and polite!

On Tuesday, we made some turkey treats for our Thanksgiving dinner. Of course, we sampled them just to make sure they tasted OK!

On Wednesday, we finished our study boards we have been working on this semester with Mr. Carter.  They will go home this week!
Thursday was a big day, we braved the cold and sold our pickles.  Hopefully, we will be switching to hot cocoa soon :). 

We also had our Prattville Pals Thanksgiving lunch.  It was such a fun day with delicious food thanks to our pals!

We finished out the week with an Iron Bowl party!  We made predictions about what the results of the game would be and also had some great tail gate snacks.

Please visit the LESSONS page to see a preview of this weeks materials as well as a spelling test.  Have a restful last night off!