December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Starfish!

December 16, 2011

Our Little Baby Crickets

We are parents! Our baby crickets have hatched! They like to play on the warm sunny side of the terrarium. We give them water on a paper towel. When we bring grapes for snack, we bite them in half and feed them to the baby crickets. They can't chew through the grape skin yet. They are about 1/4 inch long. They are hard to see because they blend in with the soil. They don't chirp yet, but they will when they are bigger. We really like watching them.

December 14, 2011

We won a gingerbread house!

Mr. Chouinard made a big, beautiful gingerbread house. He gave it to our school. Mrs. McGee did a lottery and our class won! OH YEAH! 

THANK YOU SO MUCH, MR. CHOUINARD! It's so beautiful we can't decide if we should eat it or not. What would you do if you were us?

December 6, 2011

Our Christmas Traditions

Traditions are things we do every year. Here are some of our Christmas traditions.

Emma - My dad lifts me up so I can put the angel on top of our tree.
Nathan - I go Kringleville every year.
Brooke - My cousins and grandparents come to my house every year. 
Dana - I go Grammy's and my cousins to celebrate.
Rory - We open our presents on Christmas morning, but I have to wait for Mom to get up.
Dylan - I go to sleep earlier than usual so Santa will come faster.
Joddi - I go to my grandparents and we go to church, and we sing songs together.
Jase - I go to my grandparents and open presents at night.
Laney - I go to my grandparents to celebrate the day before and we unwrap those presents after supper.
Coty - My mom decorates our Christmas tree so it's a surprise.
Jaidyn - I get up with my family on Christmas day and we unwrap our presents together. 
Hunter - I have to wait until after breakfast to open presents. That's hard!
Lillian - We sing songs before we open presents.
Dakota - Me and my mom and Harley decorate our tree.
Daniel - We get our tree around Thanksgiving.
Natasha - I light up our tree and then sing songs.
Alanna - We put up lots of decorations in my room.

Most of us leave cookies and milk for Santa and carrots for the reindeer. We bake special cookies. We decorate Christmas trees and hang wreaths. AND - we decorate our classroom. Our teacher puts up one new decoration every day, and we have to find it. It's fun!