|Caplin Family Pumpkin
Today was a GREAT example. We had a normal Monday morning and my class did wonderful with prime and composite numbers in math, shortened library with Mr. Prosser where they are playing the Amazing Race with QR Codes and right before lunch we talked about Letters to the Editors.
On to the "Harvest Party" the students loved it! Almost all of my students dressed up in costumes and some of them got together to make their costumes. A group of four girls were different colors of nail polish and a group of boys were the Blue Men Group including Poppa Smurf! They had a wonderful time, laughed, enjoyed being kids and most of all just had fun! Our staff dressed up as farmers and I of course was very excited about that choice and was ready to go with jeans, flannel shirt and pigtails. It was a wonderful day!!
Random Thoughts: I was not excited for the party and in fact I don't like Halloween and never have. Ask my own kids, thank goodness for my mom because she made their costumes every year when they were young! However, in this world of high stakes testing, pushing learning from all angles, and taking the fluff out of learning I have to say today was awesome! Kids were kids and that is what school should be about. PS: I didn't assign any homework so I hope all of them are outside right now Trick or Treating and going to remember to bring me a Take 5 or Almond Joy tomorrow-then all will be perfect.
|BFF having a wonderful day!
|Blue Men Group on their own terms!