This one needs a few words to go with it! These are my kids on the local news! The weather lady was taking photos of kids and pets in there costumes - so I sent one figuring what did I have to loose???? Next I got an email back saying the picture would be used on the morning program on Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!! The picture was shown on 3 different occasions during the two hour broadcast! And the kids got to see themselves on the news too! It was the highlight of the day! (well, except for Trick or Treating!)
31 October 2006
29 October 2006
Here is Miss K. pumpkin - she has to take it to school tomorrow and all the kids in the class are gonna have a contest for the best carved pumpkin! (Part of their art grade for the week!)
This is Mr. A pumpkin. Both of the older kids did the pumpkins complete on their own this year!
And Little Man actually made a jack o lantern. It came out so cute, if I do say so myself. Little Man did the scooping and cleaning and I did the carving!
Posted by Michelle at 5:31 PM
21 October 2006
We went to two different pumpkin farms this afternoon. The kids had so much fun walking through the pumpkins to find the one they wanted to bring home! There so many activities going on each place. The kids tried Pumpkin Slinging - and totally loved it! And it was our first time going in a corn field maze! It was really cute. It had an Alice in Wonderland theme with wooden cut outs everywhere. We spent a good amount of time "lost" in the fields. And, of course, we had to bring some of that fresh corn home for dinner! (Yummy)
And the best event of the day was the pumpkin cannon! All three kids took there turn shoot there pumpkins!
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This was at Carleton Farm
And this was part of the storytime adventure at Craven Farm
Posted by Michelle at 8:20 PM
13 October 2006
Near the end of the year, the Sixth Graders take a field trip to downtown Seattle. They get to go to the Odyssey Maritime Museum, Pike Place Market, Underground Seattle, Klondike Museum, Ballard Locks, and Discovery Park. (That's all between two days) Then they get to spend the night in the Museum of Flight where they get midnight tours, telescope making project, and they get to see the Mission to Mars. The whole trip is called Urban Adventure and it is the highlight of being a Sixth Grader. (aside from graduation) In order to earn money for this field trip, the kids have to create a businesses. In December they will have a Holiday Shopping Faire at the school where the kids can sell stuff. In class, the kids get to learn the whole economic side of starting a business. They have to keep track of receipts, make commercials, marketing . . . etc. The parents are the "Bank" that fronts the money for the start up costs. At the end of market place, the school keeps the amount they need from each child to cover the cost of Urban Adventure. Anything above that, the cut a check to the child. And the teacher is telling the kids that they have to pay back the "Bank" out of any profits they make. All in all, it will be great learning experience for the kids.
So Miss K. and teamed up with a girl from her class. They are going to make Christmas crafts to sell. They have four different projects and they are going to make about 50 of each. The have a Santa candy jar, a snowman, a gingerbread beanie baby, and a candy cane pony. They are going to call their store CHARACTERS OF CHRISTMAS.
Here is the santa craft.
And these are the sock Snowmen and Candy Cane Ponies:
Posted by Michelle at 1:57 PM
08 October 2006
***See the post below for the Election results!***
Wednesday was Miss K. birthday, and we had a celebration for her on Saturday. She decided she wanted to pick a couple of friends and go to Libby LU for makeovers! Here are all the girls before we got started:
The girls got their hair styled, nails painted, and make up put on. Everyone was covered in a layer of gittery spray!
Here are the girls, all made up and ready to rock out for the birthday. Each girl picked a different style: (L to R - Rock Star, Tween Idol, Pop Star and the Princess)
Strike and pose and say cheese:
Then girls got to sing and dance in the store, in front of all the Saturday afternoon mall patrons! After the Rock Star performance, the girls each got to create either their own lotion or body spray!
After the afternoon of beauty, all the girls came back to the house for a sleep over. We got Miss K. a DDR game for her birthday. (Dance Dance Revolution) Everyone spent the rest of the night dancing!
Posted by Michelle at 5:51 PM
06 October 2006
01 October 2006
Miss K. has decided to join the ranks of school politics. She is running for Student Council Treasurer. And lucky us, we got to make campaign and candidate posters. ALL WEEKEND!!! Well, at least all day Sunday. It took all day Saturday to proofread and edit her speech. Tomorrow morning the candidates are going to be video taped saying their speeches and then the tapes will be played for the students during an assembly on Tuesday. Miss K. is competing against 3 boys for the position of Treasurer. (One boy is only a 5th grader, and another one is in her class) Thanks to the wonders of the internet, we came up with two slogans that we really liked. On the candidate poster we put "PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS", and on the campaign posters we went with "TREASURE YOUR TREASURES".
Posted by Michelle at 7:59 PM