Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010: Holiday Generosity!

Today our longer schedule went well. Our day's schedule was altered somewhat by having a music practice early in the morning, pre-empting centers for the day.

Here is the report on Sam's day:

We began the day by reading a story about the Gingerbread Man. Mrs. Gronlund and Miss Roach have put together a whole multiple subject area unit of study based on this story. It's going to be fun!

We read about sharks, whales, jellyfish, octopus in a book about oceans by National Geographic. We also had a look at part of a DVD about letter sounds. It's by Leap Frog Phonics, a generally good outfit.

I want to say how gratified I feel that so many of you have stepped forward with such generosity in contributing to the ukulele fund. I have now collected enough money to purchase six ukuleles for the classroom. Here's the chart, filled once and on the way to being filled up again. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Elsa's mom made this chart--thanks, Sonja!
Maybe it's hard to see, but there are four ukuleles covered up by the main column and two more ukes covered by the second column to its right. That's equivalent to six ukuleles coming on their way and who knows? There is still more time...


Anonymous said...

Yippee :)
Justin & April

Dan Gurney said...

Hi April & Justin-- yes and we are now partway up towards our SEVENTH!! It's great!