Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Party

Happy Halloween Party - it was a smash, we watched Halloween cartoons, popped popcorn, played, and broke open a special Halloween pinata that we made together as a class. Yeah for fun-no-real-point-to-this-holiday-except-to-load-us-up-with-free-CANDY!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pumpkin Craft

Last week we made pumpkin bags - Alex focusing on painting hers just right.

Cece loves painting and is first one to volunteer when she sees the paints come out.

A little too energetically Cece paints down her arm.

Hayden chooses the biggest brush she can find.

Hayden loves painting...

but has to check out the paint first.

Ty usually has to be coaxed into working on our craft projects

but the pumpkin bags were right up his alley

He couldn't get enough of the painting this day.

Snack Time

Snack Time is one of our favorite times of the day.

We get to watch Mickey Mouse while snacking on yummy treats.

The absolute best part of snack time is the "sippy cup" game. My helper gets to hold the cups and says, "first one to touch their head" or "touch their nose" and pass out the cups that way. Noone minds being last - they get to give their best SMILE to win the very last cup.

Girl Time

I was going through my camera when I came across these pictures. These pictures are from when Olivia first joined our class.

I had a bottle of sparkles sitting out and they took to it naturally. Doing what girls do best.

Karsyn was first in line, but they all wanted to get in on "girl time" fun.

This last one is Hayden showing off her sparkles. I love these girls. THey are too fun.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Picture Day

Before October break we had an amazing photographer (Jameson Photos) come and take our class pictures. Here is what she saw through her lens. This class picture was taken in my back yard, yet it looks like we were in a studio... amazing.

Olivia is my right hand this year. She is not only fun and full of SASS but she is an immense help. I couldn't function without her.

Alex looks all lit up like a Christmas Angel. I love the amazing lighting and that the back drop is my neighbors fence that is falling down.

This looks like a magazine ad. Tessa W. is adorable. Sweet and always excited to learn.

I love that Hayden out right posed for this picture. She is so fun and I love it when she shouts back to me  "Goodbye Miss Maren!" after class.

This is Cece, she's our English rose, and a wonderful addition to our class. She is full of energy and her favorite time is snack time. She is always motivated to get thing cleaned so she can watch Mickey Mouse while she snacks of yummy treats.

Karsyn is my book worm (or book-dictator depending on how you look at it). Karsyn loves to read and will spend all her free time sitting at a table reading a book.

I love that Jenna captured this little monkey's personality. He actually had a black eye and some bruising (rough tough little Ty) but you would have never known. He is so fun.

This little munchkin just lights up when I pull out my camera... she just shines for Jenna. She is so delicate - makes me smile, when I say "clean up" she is the first one to jump up and dig in.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Our Leaf Books

Today we got to go for a walk outside of the classroom.

We went to Miss Maren's front yard to collect leaves for our craft project today.

On the prowl for some good leaves.

Olivia kept track of the collection bag with all our leaves in it.

We dipped the leaves in fall colored tempera paint and put them on sheets of paper.

The colors eventually all mixed into one.

What? You mean I am going to get dirty painting? Most of the class had the same response and wanted to wash up after every dipped leaf.

Karsyn's not so sure about getting her fingers dirty.

Olivia doesn't mind so much.

The finished product.