18 May 2010

The Rope's Course that wasn"t...

It's a sad day when bad weather thwarts our best laid plans. Yesterday (Tuesday) we had to forgo our much anticipated class trip to the CLAS Ropes Course. It was a very tough call to make as a teacher. We all wanted to go, yet, we didn't want to be caught in a down pour on our walk (1.4 miles one way) to the course.

So, we stayed at the school and made it into a special day here. It was a good thing too. It turned into a very cold and rainy day.

Outside our classroom window at 8 am.

We got all of the math manipulatives out and rotated around to each one.
This was the domino center. We also had pattern blocks, Kinex, lego-type toys, and linking cubes.
Tristan (above) and Kyara (below)
started the trend of spelling their names with the dominos.
I love it!

We went to the gym and I got the jump ropes out. Man, those children can move!! Check out the videos at the end of this post. PLUS...we got the big rope out and had a tug 0' war. What fun! Everyone agreed that Kaysen was the strongest. That video is also included. I think you'll love it.

We also reserved the computer cart to have a great time visiting the www.pbskids.org site as well as taking in a little Photo Booth. One of my favorite sounds in all the world is the sound of children giggling. There was no shortage of those during Photo Booth time!

The very BEST part of the day though, was our delicious lunch! Our class has THE BEST moms in the entire school. Mrs. Parke organized the lunch (which was scheduled to be delivered at the Ropes Course) that was brought in to the class. A special thanks to: Samuel's mom for the carrots and oranges; Kyara and Tristan B.'s moms for the Capri Sun drinks; Dallin's mom for the pizza, Rice Krispie treats, plates, and napkins; and Jon's mom for the gigantic box of potato chips. Also, thanks to Katja's mom and Zack's grandma for taking time out of their busy day to come and spend it with us!

James eating dessert first!
That child is brilliant I tell you!

Tristan is the only child I have ever met who doesn't like pizza.
That's okay, we still love her.

Ashley with her loot!

Brooklynn, Lizbeth, Katja, and Chloe (Katja's little sister)

In the afternoon, we watched Madagascar 2 (courtesy of Kyara's mom) and then went to Music.
So...all in all...we had a very enjoyable day.

Don't miss out on viewing these cute/short videos.

1 comment:

  1. Now I KNOW you made the right call! Looks like a great day!