Whew! What a fun Halloween party! We went on a short parade after changing into our fabulous costumes, decorated a cookie and had "spider" cider, made a monster and a beaded bracelet, created candy bags, played Halloween bingo complete with prizes for all, and bowled over some toilet paper ghosts! Then, we collected candy, changed back into our Halloween t-shirts we created last week, and headed for home and round 2 of Halloween fun - trick-or-treating! Thanks again to everyone who contributed to our party with treats and extras; and special thanks to Teri Kalthoff, Kami Davey, and Val Stueve for helping out at the party.
Friday was crazy but so much fun! Thank you to Teri Kalthoff and Kami Davey for helping us make our Halloween t-shirts and for prepping our pumpkins. We were busy measuring pumpkins, weighing them, checking to see if they float, graphing, and then decorating them. In between, we were doing all kinds of pumpkin games, math activities, and more. So much to do and so little time! Next week hold the promise of more fun and learning. I can't wait!
Chocolate chip cookies are delicious - especially when you combine them with a story! On Wednesday, we had a surprise visitor - my son, Luke! He is studying for his masters in Special Education and came to observe, teach a lesson, and help in our classroom. He read, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, brought cookies to share, and then gave everyone an opportunity to be an illustrator and design a new cover for the book. Afterwards, he stayed to help us with our math centers and other activities; including our brain break movement activity. He loves kids and they love him, too. What a fun, rewarding day!
What a gorgeous day to walk to the fire department! We spent the day learning all about fire safety and then capped it off with a wonderful trip to the fire department! Thank you to all the parents who helped to make it such a fun and safe trip. Also, thank you to Amy Goerger and Valerie Stueve for the the great pictures below.
Many of the students are excited to grow up so they can join the ranks of the firefighters in our community and everyone had a great time using the fire hose to "put out" a fire. Until next time, stay safe and remember to practice fire drills at home and check your smoke detectors!