Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Yea!!! Snow!!! Moisture!!!

Yes we had to go out and measure how much snowfall we had at Walton School. Thank goodness our curriculum is not scripted and we have the freedom to go outside and grab a moment to measure something that matters.   At 12:40 we had 1 1/2 inches.  It was a beautiful snow with crystals falling in our hair. 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Cozy Fleece Hats * Pig's Feet * Beeswax

Cozy Fleece Hats
Kindergartners are amazing!!!!  With the help of some angels, Miss Kathryn and Miss Ashley, my kiddos were able to estimate, measure, cut and sew winter fleece hats.   I love doing sewing projects with kids.  They do an incredible job and take it very seriously.  (Except for the silly pose in the photo below.)
Pigs Feet and Beeswax
Yes, Mrs. Roux really does feed us weird stuff.  And then we have mommies that make beautiful, yummy treats to make up for the disgusting stuff Mrs. Roux feeds us.



Sunday, December 16, 2012

Holiday Blessings

An angel names Heidi came to our classroom and helped us make lip balm.  Students helped cook the mixture, fill the tubes, clean the tubes, label and package.  WOW!  I was hoping to make enough to maybe have a pizza party.  I think we have made enough for 12 pizza parties.  I am thinking one pizza party served with a side of IPad.  I think the little boy's facial express says it all, "Are we done yet?"  (last picture)

Friday, November 30, 2012

Thankful for many things

I am thankful for adorable kindergarten students who make me laugh and smile each day.  I am thankful for working with teachers who help make possible a Thanksgiving Feast where the students help with every part...soup, dessert, decorations, placemats and bread.  And I am thankful for the farmers and families who provide us with the food.  I am thankful for the parents who support our school/classroom--hanging ornaments, making lip balm, cutting out projects--we are very lucky at Walton School.  (P.S.  I was not thankful for the little pig that got out of the pen, giving kindergartners a delight watching me trying to corral the pig back into the pen.)

Our little pigs are thankful for the rock that Mindy brought to help around the waterer.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Zipping through the fall...

October was full of spooky little cherubs, trick-or-treating through downtown Walton (not sure who had the most fun, the children or merchants), and a fall party with mummy faces that say it all.  Thank you mummies for the wonderful treats and fun!

On one of the delicous first cold days, a girl said while choring, "Boy this is the coolest day!"  Me, thinking she meant temperature.  Nope, coolest day because my homeroom was choring...feeding and watering our farm animals.  Yea for cool weather and hot cocoa.