When the students arrived yesterday, we got our brains and bodies warm with a "Winter Scavenger hunt."
We had our morning meeting and snack and then started our crafty project for the day: felt gnomes!
|The necessary supplies: scissors, needles, thread, stencils|
|Felt and wool roving for stuffing the gnome|
First, gather the materials. Then, trace the stencil onto a piece of felt with a pencil or fabric marker. Next, cut out the felt piece and sew the two sides together. The pointed part will be pointed up. Imagine that this is the gnome's hat! Lastly, fill the gnome shape with wool roving and make friends with your new, little friend.
After each student finished her gnome, she chose to build a home for it or draw and write in her journal about her gnome.
"I'm going to name my gnome Roberta! I love my gnome. She looks almost exactly like yours, except for the stitching. '(in a singing voice) Roberta, Roberta...' Guys, when all of our gnomes are done, want to play that its a gnome town?"
|Our gnome posse|
We spent the second half of the day eating lunch and playing at Deer Camp.
|Mustaches never get old!|