Saturday, February 23, 2013

Pie in the face contest

 Our  a pie had a fundraiser to support our Odyssey of the Mind teams.  Teachers were nominated to have a pie thrown in their face and people voted for them with money.  The top three teachers got to have a pie thrown in their face at the spaghetti dinner last night.  Unfortunately I was not one of the top three (even though I love to win!)  My kiddos didn't want to vote for me at first because they thought it was a bad thing!  The competition did get a little heated though and one teacher (who want be named) and his class (I know who you are!!) put shaving cream on our desks with a note that said, "Here is your pie!"  The kids thought it was the coolest thing ever and before I knew it, they had it all over themselves!!

At the spaghetti dinner, my friend Tonya helped me get ready to have pie in my face.  Even though I didn't win, there was a chance to nominate teachers again at the event!  Peyton and Danny from our class had the honor of throwing the pie and they did it ever so gently (thank you guys for that!)  I was a little nervous because even though I wanted to win it occurred to me that I don't like pie at all!!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Reading teepee

Thanks to some wonderful parent volunteers, the reading teepee our class is donating to the silent auction is finished and it is awesome!  Make sure you get your tickets for Imagine's silent auction which will be on March 16th and you can bid on this cool teepee!

Fruit Salad

For cooking club today we got to make fruit salad with Mrs. Brooke.  Everyone got to be on a fruit team to prepare the fruit to be put in the bowl.  Then we all got to eat it and it was so yummy!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Queen of England

To begin our leaning about The Declaration of Independence, we had the Queen come visit us!  We learned lots of fun facts about the Queen (including how to bow or curtsy and never touch her) and we also learned about how a long time ago the King of England ruled over our country.  The Declaration of Independence freed us from England.  Now though the Queen and our President get along so we can be friends with England again!

Valentine's Day

For Valentine's Day, we got to practice using our manners during our tea party!  We also got to show that we know how to set a table.  It was great fun to be able to dress fancy and be super polite while drinking tea (with our pinkies out) and eating yummy treats.  We also got to decorate boxes and deliver Valentine's to everyone in our class!

We decorated shoe boxes with all kinds of fun stuff.  The highlights were the lip and moustache stickers!

Everyone looked so nice for the tea party!

Everyone set their place so properly!

We got to drink tea out of real china!

Passing our Valentine's was fun...especially when we got to look inside our boxes!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Mardi Gras

Since I am from Louisiana, I like to share some of my cultures and traditions with the class.  Mardi Gras is a fun event that we get to learn about in class!  We ate king cake, got beads and write about them, made masks, and had a great time reading stories!

YUM!  King cake made by Mrs. Jynette!

Conor got the baby so he was our Mardi Gras king!

We made fun masks!

100th day of school

We had a great 100th day of school celebration with lots of learning!
Playing with bubbles!

Trying to put together a 100 chart!

Making a snack with 100 treats!

Making a necklace with 100 beads!

These guys finished the 100's chart!

These guys finished the 100's chart too!

Our class...we are 100 days smarter (and I am 100 years old!!)

Friday, February 1, 2013

I have a Dream

We reciting part of MLK's speech during a recent assembly and the kids did great! The video from the assembly did not turn out so well though so here is a reprise from our classroom!