oh boy, this halloween week is funny. and not JUST because it is f week. we’re dressing up, making funny projects, eating funny things, singing funny songs…
all of it may be as funny as this:
this is a giant t-shirt donated to us that we stuffed with all the extra pieces from our cape making. the preschoolers quickly named it “big daddy.” he is heavy and seems to have the effect of a weighted blanket, so there is a lot of lugging this thing around and on top of each other. but this also means that things like, “big daddy get off of me!” and “oh, big daddy you are so big!” and “i’m sitting on you now, big daddy!” are heard.
so, families: if you have heard of big daddy, trust that it is merely a t-shirt stuffed with cut up t-shirts.
but you should try to lift him sometime. he IS heavy. and funny.
we made capes out of tshirts:
and while there was a lot of teacher help needed, cutting fabric was a fun thing to work on.
thanks to the thrift shop and families bringing old shirts, we had more than enough for everyone.
then we went flying (after making a cloud for the background…also in honor of c week):
and we did drawing.
we kept on with our regular days, capes and all.
and in general, felt pretty superhero-ish.
even though there is NO WAY anyone could actually reach the bunch of balloons tied to the ceiling, that doesn’t mean there wasn’t fun and great exercise trying!
no shoes, yes blankies and yes swirly dresses make the jumping even better.
in looking at the clock in the background, i see that this would have been a few minutes before going home time…one last hurrah to end the day on!
and believe it or not, no children were harmed in the jumping on this day.
oh yeah. first time ever. totally fun.
balloons tied to string and the string tied to big mama snake who was already tied to the ceiling. then regular paint to dip in. the first class had the paint in trays. the next classes had piles directly on the paper (learning curve for me).
(notice our “bus” in the background made with all the chairs we didn’t need!)
i adjusted the length of the string so that the balloons weren’t able to go beyond the table (thinking that might keep paint off passers-by). the balloons stretch a bit anyway as the kids pulled them down to make prints.
and how amazing: there was blue paint at one end and yellow paint at the other, but woa: green paint showed up in the middle?!?!?
we sent some of the balloon painting home by cutting the big paper into smaller sections. then we used some of it for another project…stay tuned!
nothing quite like a REAL baby visiting for B week show and tell.
and this sweet baby is used to the love of her 3 older siblings, so a preschool class was no trouble for her.
my favorite question from one friend, “can i pet her?”
when i said yes, several others asked, “can i pet her too?”
thank you, baby, for coming to our school.
our thursday afternoon class had the joy of welcoming some visitors from bethel college‘s public speaking class.
they came to read to us.
how wonderful to have such a wholesome experience from some new grown ups.
then there was a little bit of time to play with play dough together.
thank you, bethel college friends! go threshers!
rumor has it, a couple of preschoolers have seen some of you around town. don’t be surprised by a little friend saying hello.
all classes have had the joy of playing our big gathering drum this week. here is a peek at a couple of classes: T afternoon and W morning. so, so sweet.