Christmas Break has finally rolled around to my neck of the woods. PTL and Hallelujah… 😉 I wanted to stop by and show you one of my favorite moments from our Holiday party this year. The class book exchange!! Two weeks ago we asked all the first graders to bring in a new or gently used wrapped book. You can see most of them here under the tree.
When it was time for the exchange we all sat in a circle and I read them a little story I typed up on the fly below. I remembered seeing various versions of “Right” and “Left”stories in the past, but since I definitelyprocrastinated on looking one up until the last possible second, I decided to make one up. The idea is, every time the class hears the word ‘Left’ or ‘Right’ they have to pass the book in their hands in that direction.
It was a huge giggle fest mess for a few minutes! Books were going left, right, and even across the circle. Everywhere but the right direction it was supposed to at times. But it definitely added lots of fun and laughter to the exchange!! I’ll be doing it this way for years to come!