We had quite the accumulation of snow last night and it lazily continued spitting snow all day today. The kids loved it!
I only had fourteen children today so it was difficult to really get anything done as I knew anything I taught today would need to be re-taught tomorrow. We started with a gym block as we were supposed to have our first hip hop lesson but the instructor was late. The students did pretty good at learning a few moves in the fifteen minutes we ended up having.
I decided to go ahead and teach the friends of 10 strategy for addition. The children seemed to get it quite well, but we’ll see how tomorrow goes.
This afternoon we started our polar bear unit by brainstorming our questions about polar bears. There were no earth shattering questions, but there was also only one silly question, so I’ll take it:)
Finally this afternoon we took the children outside so they could play in the snow. We don’t get dry, fluffy snow very often so felt they deserved the chance to just play. It was gorgeous, but very cold out.
We all got out of work quickly after school as everyone wanted to get off the hill in case it snowed me. So far it hasn’t and it had better stay that way!
I finished Liane’s toque, but I’m not sure it is going to be what she wants. She wanted a slouchy toque, but picked a bulky yarn and the two don’t seem to go together very well. I haven’t attached the Pom Pom yet until she tries it on. If anyone can shed light on this problem, please do!
This evening, I have started a knitted backpack that I had bought the yarn and pattern for this last summer. I really liked having both the yarn and pattern ready and together. Maybe I should always buy supplies and patterns this way.
Tonight I watched the movie Christmas Town. It was cute but so unrealistic that I found it tough to watch. The Christmas cafe was my favourite part of the movie.
Since I watched a hallmark movie I had to do a workout. I did a minute of jogging in between: squats, reverse lunges, burpees, pushups, crunches, jacks, froggers, plié squats, mountain climbers, reverse crunches, curtsy lunges, dips, and high knees.
Not a bad eating day until I ate six cookies after school! I think I was just trying to give myself energy.
I think now I’ll give myself energy by going to bed!