So it is a snow day here in Wisconsin, no school for me today! Although my own kids school didn't get as much snow so they have school today. It is weird being home alone today. It of course makes me think about all of those who won't have their kids home at all. Like so many others I have found it hard to break the silence of the weekend and get back to blogging about the day to day stuff of the classroom. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with all of those effected.
So I thought I would get back into the grove by telling you about a project that we worked on this week for Sandy Hook.
I was reading Charity's Facebook post at The Organized Classroom about the PTA in Sandy Hook asking for snowflakes to decorate the new building the students of Sandy Hook will be moving to after the holidays. I thought this was a great idea and something my kiddos could do (and not even know why, as many of them have no idea what went on). So yesterday we embarked on learning how to make snowflakes! A project that would usually make me stressed out with all of the little paper scraps and glitter was SO much FUN! The kids loved cutting and were AMAZED when they opened up their papers at the designs they had created! I pre cut 9"x9" squares of paper and then folded them into smallish triangles. So all they had to do was cut. Those that had trouble cutting through the thickness of the paper just unfolded it a little and then cut. I even had two sweeties who went around and helped clean up all of the scraps without being asked to!!! Then we broke out the runny glue and glitter. They loved that I let them put on the glue and glitter! It was such a fun time, and I was able to relax and really appreciate the joy and excitement that this brought them and me! I am excited to put them in the mail when we get back to school tomorrow.
They are accepting snowflakes until January 12, 2013. They can be sent to: Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514. Click here to find the Connecticut PTSA website with more information.