Sunday, October 30, 2011

"When I am a teenager I'm STILL going to carve pumpkins and go trick or treating and believe in Santa" Fionn

Another fast and busy weekend:
Shopping, Red Lobster, and more shopping 
with Mrs. Pilger on and productive!

The last Farmers' Market with my sweetie on Saturday.
Godfather's Pizza and a movie with my family~
that's my movie purse....

Then on to a Halloween party with Maeve!
2 Musketeers!
Pospichal-Heublien's always have the best food and decorations!

Sunday was interesting with friend and photographer,
Andrea Oevering,  
taking 1 1/2 hours of pictures of this old farmhouse!
She captured so much of "us"!

Then kitty snuggling!
They'll be ready for their "forever home" soon.
If interested, contact me...they really are sweet!

Did a little more decorating...
Family project from a few years ago...Pumpkin Houses!

and finally carved pumpkins!

So this is why Fionn said the quote from the title of this post,
Maeve wasn't interested in carving a pumpkin this year.
They grow up too fast!
Fionn assures me he's going to stay young a bit longer than his sister!
Sorcha, too!  
This week in Kindergarten:
Whooo Hooo! Our Halloween celebrations are Monday afternoon! 
Please SEND your child's costume with them to school. 
Please double check that your child will be able 
to put on the costume with minimal assistance. 
No blood or weapons or too scary themes as some k kids are still 
a little "wary of the scary!" 
Thank you in advance to all the wonderful volunteers who helped put on our parties and to the P.L.A.Y. group for the snack. 
Your child may also bring a treat for the class.

The rest of the week will be used for assessment for report cards
...end of the 1st quarter is Friday already!
NO SCHOOL for kids next Monday~workshops for teachers.
In Reading we will wrap up the letter of the day series!
Math finds us patterning, counting, and drawing numerals.
Our themes are Halloween wrap-up and Fall animals

I will be home from 4-6 on Halloween to welcome your little "monster!"
20628 Whistle Pass, Lewiston

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Ghosts and spiders and witches OH MY!

On Thursday we had our first 
Kindergarten Switch-a-Roo Day!

Here are Mrs. Kalmes' Kids making their Halloween Cats in our room...
My kids were with Mrs. Pilger making hand print ghosts.
They then went to Mrs. Kalmes' rrom to create spider webs.
What a fun day!

Here is Kail melting his witch 
 "I'm melting...."

Here are Mrs. Pilger's kids making their cats
 and here we are!

Noah's mom making spiders with us!
 Spiders and webs

cat pics X of x marks the spot cupcakes
with a surprise inside!

Jacob is reading the chart...really reading the chart!
I am a happy teacher!

One of my favorite activities...
putting the x-rays in order to create a skeleton!
Team work!!!!!

Making our own skeletons to take home

Books we read!
The Very Busy Spider Aaaarrgghh, Spider! Spider on the Floor Amazing Spiders

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wonderful Wednesday~Monster Masks and Mummies!and "Mrs. O'Duggan is getting a new voice!"

Our enrichment day this week WAS wonderful 
although, due to "no voice", quite quiet on my part 
(highly unusual...but my hubby seems to be enjoying this "problem")
  The k kids were extra good listeners today!
Overheard "Daddy, Mrs. O'Duggan is getting a new voice!"
Too funny!
Well I do wish for ANY voice right now...

Of course one MUST whisper read monster books 
while wearing monster gloves!

ask you k kid about the surprise ending!
I'm Coming to Get You!

Mrs. Gnadt is helping to create those great monster masks!

wrapping mummies with Mrs. O'

 I LOVE these Mummy Cans!

 More Monster pics....does one of those monsters belong to you?

Painting bats,,,,
 Decorating the mirror....
 adding to our haunted house...
 reading monster books
 just plain old creating at the writing center (my favorite!)
 packing up to go home with Mrs. Gatzlaff
 All these things lead us to another 

a pretty pin from Mrs. Sauers....I need to add this to pinterest!!!!


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