Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Today Quinn brought in a snack he helped his mother make: Pumpkin Bread.

It had to be the most popular snack to date. Kids wanted seconds, thirds, fourths, fifths, even. I admit to circling back to taste it again and again. It was good!

Scenes from the garden project activity this week:

Cleaning out the summer veggies

Lots of kids working together to get the sunflower out

Garden ready for winter onions

We also continued readying our classroom for Halloween.

Halloween decor

Celery, carrots, cantaloupe, and disappearing pumpkin bread

Our "Red Ribbon Week" Door decoration

Pumpkins flying in the air

We've been invaded by bats!


Shari Moore said...

Woo, looks like you all had a very productive day. Love the bats. ry and I did some " test runs" of the Halloween party crafts tonight!

Lynola said...

Can you explain the door decoration?

Dan Gurney said...

Shari, that's the best way to make sure there's some reality to the directions. Those test flights are worth doing.

Dan Gurney said...

Hi Lynola, sure. Our school participates in a Drug Awareness program called "Red Ribbon Week." I'm not a big fan of telling kindergartners not to use illegal drugs and/or alcohol. At least for my classroom, it's not like they're about to start in on drugs at age 5.

In any event, we're supposed to decorate our doors in red as a school spirit deal. So we do. My student teacher just finished a unit on the Very Hungry Caterpillar. So she thought of doing the Very Healthy Caterpillar in red. She did the work, as I'm not much of a classroom decorator.