Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
Today we went to Strawberry Acres for a field trip - not to pick strawberries, but to pick APPLES! We started off with learning about what happens to apple trees during the different seasons. Then "Johnny Appleseed" told us his life story. After the story was over, the students were asked some questions about him, and one of the questions was, "Why does he wear a pot on his head?" A first grader raised her hand, and stated, "Because he wants to cover his bald spot!" Hmmm....well, you never know. :-)
The best part of the day was taking a bumpy ride in an open air bus into the apple orchard. Each student could pick 3 apples to take home with them. The field trip was then concluded with petting some animals, and even feeding them some grass. What a beautiful fall day for a field trip!
Sunday, October 19, 2014
On Friday we had Pumpkin Day at school! Students dressed in orange in celebration. The big excitement of the day was cutting open a pumpkin, digging out the seeds, and guessing how many there were inside.
|Getting ready to cut open the pumpkin!|
|Beware! Stand back! Miss Follett has a knife!|
Time to dig out the seeds!!
|Love their reactions!|
|Time to guess how many seeds are in the pumpkin!|
|Samantha was our winner! And yes, I counted the 588 seeds while they were out at recess. It was good for me :-)|
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The elementary students enjoyed playing in the leaves on this warm, fall day! Most of the girls spent all of recess gathering leaves into as big of a pile as they could. When I announced there was just 4 minutes left of recess, they all went crazy, throwing the leaves up in the air and just having a grand ole' time. It is when they started coming after me with piles of leaves that I decided it was time to line up. ;-)
|Get Miss Follett!!!....ummm, not happening..."Time to line up!!" :-)|
Saturday, September 27, 2014
I would want to lay in the grass with flowers. I would look at the trees and watch their leaves turn colors - red, orange, yellow and brown. They would fall and cover me like a blanket. (Lucy - PreK)
My name would be Mack and I will be a Fugi apple. I lived on a big tree but one day I fell off the tree on a house. I slid off and landed on a boy's bike where I slept that night because I could not move. The next day I woke up surprised I grew legs! So I hopped off the bike and walked to a hotel where I slept for the night. The next day I grew arms so I went outside to get a job and that's what I did. I am now a lawyer. I got married, got a house, and had kids. And I am the first apple to be the President of the United States of America. I am retired and I am now a grandfather. (Marc - 5th grade)
(I didn't hand the camera to Alison until after Marc did his report so I didn't get his picture. However, I thought this apple would fit with his story!)