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Friday, October 28, 2011

Day 51- Half Day

What a fun day!
We started with our K-2 Awards Ceremony- first grade does Perfect Attendance, Citizenship, and Most Improved. Then we had our dance! The dance cost students $35 Cub Cash, and good behavior. For 30 minutes of fun, that's a steal! With Mr. Burney as our DJ, we knew the music would be great. The beats were bumping, students were jumping, and my students looked like they had swallowed a spoonful of nasty medicine. No joke.
There were more standing in this line, but they ran when they saw the camera. They went to stand somewhere else. :)
Some of my soldiers decided to adopt the fetal position until it was over.
Did that stop our teachers from taking advantage of the rockin' awesome tunes? Of course not! Get it, Ladies!

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You know how I'm always mentioning the fabulous Ms. Leahy who finds all of our poems for us? She's the one in the Clifton Hills sweatshirt! You might also recognize Mrs. Godbout from a previous post where she taught us her Shape Songs.
But don't you worry! As soon as I put the camera down and started dancing, my soldiers realized that they couldn't look any worse than I did, and they started dancing too. :)

Once we went back to the room, the kids got to finish their Naked Nouns pictures.
Which I proudly posted on my wall. Then we headed over to the carpet to hear the story...

I was a little worried my students might think the story was too young for them, but they loved it! Yea! I liked the story because it talked about Halloween, but didn't get too scary. (not that my students couldn't have handled it. They love to talk about scary stuff) After the story, they were given a Haunted House to decorate. I told them that the house needed to be decorated properly for Halloween. It could be as scary as they wanted.

 Complete with fake blood, bats and ghosts in the windows, and a tombstone.

Spiders. Creepy.

 Those yellow creatures trying to get into the house would be zombie ninjas. I'd freak out!

Ghosts, bats, and snakes. I wouldn't trick-or-treat there!

What most impressed me was my students' focus when working on the Naked Nouns and Haunted House activities. I didn't have any crazy outbursts or lag-time. We worked until time for lunch.
After lunch, we cleaned up. packed up and went home! Not too shabby!

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