Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Fire Station Tour

We went to visit the fire station, today! The kids got a fun explanation of all the parts of the engine, and then the visit was cut short because the firefighters got a call, but, it was fun.
Everyone got to try out a 25-pound air pack. It was almost as heavy as some of these kids!

Practicing with a hose:
It was a fun day!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Sweets Candy Factory Tour & Valentine's Day Party

On February 15, we took a tour of the Sweets Candy Factory. It was so much fun. We were able to see a lot of equipment in action and learn some really interesting things about how candy is made. Everyone was subject to very strict rules. We had to wear hairnets, no jewelry, no bags, no cameras, and stay within the painted lines. All the kids did really well. Since no cameras are allowed on the tour, we just have these "sweet" pictures of our group before we went into the factory area:

After the tour, we did some shopping (candy!) and then went to Teacher W's house for our Valentine's Day Party. We ate lunch and then the kids each decorated their own little valentine box, and they exchanged valentines.

It was fun, but we missed Teacher S & E & D.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Letter O, Opposites week

The kids wore thier shirts backwards for opposite day.
We played UNO to practice our letters and colors for the day.
< They got the opportunity to practice writing the letter O.
For our lesson on opposites we read books and had an opposite baggy that the boys got to draw out of. They had to act out the opposite word while the other children guessed.
For our games we played Red light/green light and Hide-n-seek.
They loved hiding on the bunk beds.
For our snack we had Orange Julius, oranges and oreo's.
For the crafts the boys made opposite faces. Happy/sad or Nice/mean.