Friday, December 26, 2008

Christkindlmarkt Field-Trip

The 4th and 5th graders enjoyed our annual field-trip to the Rathaus (City Hall) Christmas Market on December 16. All students made a holiday craft inside the Rathaus and then browsed the booths at the outdoor market with parent chaperones. Many fifth graders chose to paint their own foot mats for their craft. Below, a student gives this project two thumbs up!
Beth is the fourth grade teacher at VCS this year and we have really enjoyed planning joint parties and activities for the 4th and 5th graders to do together. While our students shopped at the Christmas market, Beth and I had a few moments to look around on our own. We enjoyed some roasted potatoes and snapped a picture to prove that it wasn't only the kids who had fun on this field-trip!

Just before heading back to school, the fifth graders posed for a class photo. What a handsome bunch!

Baking Christmas Cookies

The fifth graders baked traditional Austrian Christmas cookies in their German class this month. Each student had a job to do: rolling and forming the dough, arranging the cookies on baking sheets or dusting cookies with powdered sugar. The students got to eat their cookies at our 4th and 5th Grade Christmas party just before winter break.