Monday, March 9, 2015

Hats Off to Learning and St. Patrick's Day

Hello Everyone!
Happy Spring Break to those of you on break!  Today, it was a rainy, rainy day here.  Great day for cleaning out closets!! And blogging!! Sorry it's been a while! We were so busy getting ready for Open House last week, I was exhausted every night when I got home. And then...we got hit with snow!! It was so beautiful and so fun, and tah dah!!...Snow day on Open House day! We will have to sad. We were so ready to show off!!
I finally decided to share some of what the kids had done. (If you are one of my parents and still want to be surprised when we do have open house, don't look at this next section.)
Our first graders focused on hats as the backdrop for showing off our learning!   Hats that historic figures wore, hats that cowboys wear, party hats, newspaper hats, favorite hats.  We had so much fun learning through George Washington and his tricorn hat.

We also had fun learning through Abraham Lincoln and his famous stovepipe hat!

Then, of course, we had to create our own hats!

And write about how we made them!!

And then write  some more...about hats!

And don't forget the cowboy hats!! All decked out!!

With a little poem on the back!

Speaking of hats, our school will be celebrating our 10th birthday this spring, so we had to add a party hat to the mix!

We can't wait to show off all of our hard work to friends and family hopefully soon!!

Most of the activities and lessons are available in my "Hats Off" unit. 

The week we get back from Spring Break, we will enjoy St. Patrick's Day together. I seriously don't remember the last time we were in school on St. Patrick's day.  We were always on Spring Break. So I had to scramble and put together a mini unit.  We will have fun with these learning activities throughout the day.  
Take a peek at what is in this mini!

Phew!!  I hope you made it all the way through to the end of this post.  I didn't realize it was going to be so long.  Thanks for hanging in there!! As always thanks for your support and for stopping by for a peek!  Have a wonderful week!-------And go away rain!! I want to go out and play!