Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Recent happenings

A few events from September...
First of all, Mr. Greene, our principal, accepted the ice bucket challenge... the school raised money for ALS, and Mr. Greene got not one but FOUR buckets of ice water dumped on his head.
Grandbuddy Day..I love meeting all the sweet grandparents and friends. I took pictures of all and I promise to share later:)
 Trash can math...no..not really..but I realize from looking at this one how much time my class spends on the floor doing math activities. There are kids spread all over the place at any given time. I wish we had a bigger space...sigh.
And we have had some creative snacks...

 Science on the blacktop. Here we are dissecting the nests of mud wasps, and extracting larva and pupa, plus a few spiders that the adult wasp packed into the chevrons so the eggs could hatch and find fresh food...

 Apple activities for Johnny Appleseed's birthday are incomplete without making some applesauce in the crockpot:)
 And since I'm a little crazy about planting flowers, and because I believe all kids should dig in the dirt now and then, we planted tulip bulbs outside of our classroom.
 I'm not sure they got planted deep enough, but hopefully most will make it until springtime.
 I imagine it will be beautiful. And they will appreciate it because it is THEIRS.

 We recently saw a presentation in the gym about protecting natural resources...it was both informative and entertaining...
 This was the "good guy". She was on a mission to save resources.
 Below is Captain Pie-Rat. He wastes natural resources...and bakes pies.

 Pie-Rat doubled as a part fish, part maid. Mermaid? I didn't quite catch that one..

 And again as a STAR fish...get it??
 It was silly and entertaining, and yes, the class loved it AND they listened and could later tell all kinds of things to do to save resources, such as changing the kinds of light bulbs we use, how to conserve water, and ways to reduce electricity use. And that was the point. So thanks Duke Energy and Children's Theatre.
Stay tuned for upcoming spiders, bats, pumpkins and Halloween fun...

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