Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween party!

Our fabulous room parents, Jason and Heather, planned an amazing Mad Scientist party for us today!  The kids got to come in costumes and we got to do all kinds of great experiments!  It was awesome!

We made glow in the dark spider webs:

We made gummy worms jump:
We made "elephant toothpaste":

We felt mummy toes, Frankenstein eyeballs, a mummy ear, and tarantula legs:

We made glitter tornadoes:

And we made dry ice potions with Mad Scientist Ken:

Of course having moms and dads in our classroom was a blast:

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Pet Clinic!

The amazing Dr. Abernathy from the Family Pet Hospital in Longmont came to our class today.  The kiddos got to bring their stuffed animals and tell her about them and she helped them take care of them.  It was so cute!

Cooking Club- Pumpkin energy balls and banana ghosts

We had our first cooking club today and it was terrific!  Thank you Mrs. Wheaton and Mrs. Cistone for leading it!  We got to mix together oats, peanut butter, chia seeds, honey, dark chocolate chips, and pumpkin to make a yummy concoction.  Then the fun began as we got to mix it with our hands and roll it into balls. We learned about measuring 1 cup, 1/2 cup, and 1/4 cup.  We learned why chia seeds are healthy for us.  We learned how not to spread germs when we are cooking.  And as one kiddo said...we learned patience!  When we were done making the balls, we then got to make banana ghosts.  Of course I wanted to eat them all!  What a fun morning!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Healthy Eating Unit- Thank you Jackson's Honest

We had another local company...Jackson's Honest ( send us healthy snacks today!  This one is a chip company and THEY ARE DELICIOUS!  One kid pointed out after seeing the bags that they are the chips that I eat every day!  What makes them healthy is that they are baked with nutrient rich coconut oil!  They even sent a cute book to us about how the company got started!  At the end of the story, the kids spontaneously began cheering:

And when we were trying to take our thank you picture, they were still cheering!

And here is what the kids had to say about these yummy chips!
Evan says, “The purple ones….wow, I just love them!  They are so good!”
Arya says, “The purple chips are the bestest to me.  I love coconut oil and salt!”
Jocelyn says, “I really love these chips!  Thanks for making them!”
Colton says, “Thank you for these chips!”
Malloreigh says, “I want to know if your son is ok?”
Gavin says, “Thank you!  These are so good!  How is your kid doing?”
Nolan says, “These are the bestest chips I have ever had.  And is your son ok? These are just so very delicious!”
Cohen says, “I really like these! I just really like them all!”
Elliot says, “This is the best snack I have ever had!”
Kyren says, “This is the bestest thing I ever had in the United States!”
Meara says, “These are beautiful and better than anything in the whole entire world!”
Malachi says, “Best thing in the whole entire world that I ever tasted!”

Ashlynne says, “I love those purple chips! I love love them!”

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Healthy Eating Unit- Thank you Justin's!

Today we got to try a healthy snack from a local company...Justin's! ( They make the best nut butters!  They also have a healthy peanut butter cup treat.  Today we got to try a new product of theirs...banana chips with honey peanut butter!  It was so delicious and comes in a super convenient pack! Most of the kids could even open them on their own!  The kids loved them so much that when the banana chips ran out, they dipped their finger in the peanut butter to finish it off!

Here is what the kids had to say about the treats:
Cohen says, “I really like these because the chips taste like bananas and the peanut butter tastes like peanut butter!”
Malachi says, “Best thing that I ever had!”
Malloreigh, “This is the best snack!  Better than all others!”
Nolan says, “It’s phenomenal! Can I have another to take home to eat every day?”
Kallen says, “I love this so much.  I love it, love it!  These taste like bananas!”
Jocelyn says, “You are the best company ever!”
Elliot, “I like them!  Those chips taste good!”
Evan says, “This is the super best thing in my life! The thing I like about it is because the peanut butter has a really good taste to it.  I super like it.”
Colton, “Thank you for sending these! I care for them!”
Arya says, “This is the best thing I ever had in my whole entire life!”
Porter says, “This is the best snack in my lifetime!”

Olivia says, “THIS. IS. SO. GOOD!”