We wrapped up our study of the five senses by digging around in a couple of pumpkins:) We used all 5 of our senses; we touched the pumpkin, smelled the pumpkin, saw the pumpkin, heard the squish of our fingers inside the pumpkin and then tasted the seeds after I brought them home and cooked them. The kids were surprisingly eager to stick their hands in and dig out the seeds and then to taste them the next day- most of the kids liked them:)
H is for hats, horses heads, and “hatchimals”( which I had never heard of:)
much hilarity ensued when Mrs. B and I startled the kids by walking in with our “H” headgear:)
a previous student shared her hatchimal with us for the day - thank you M- and the kids enjoyed figuring out how it worked
and everyone wore their hats - once again the number of Sox hats outnumbered the Cubs hats- to my delight
it was a very fun day full of words that start with “H”
We have been doing a lot more reading in the classroom, and while I absolutely LOVE to hear them reading, I sometimes wonder if they tire of it.
Today a student said, "Mrs. Maatman, I didn't think I was going to like reading, but it's really fun!" And a chorus of voices piped up saying how much they like reading and how it's getting easier.
We often spend time during our devotions talking about loving our neighbor- why we must love our neighbors and how we can show love to our neighbors. For some reason for the past few days we have talked about what we should do if someone is talking bad about someone else. This topic was brought up in one of our chapels and it has stuck with the kids. They are very earnest as they say "we would never do that" and I believe they would not....at this age.. so I always remind them never to do it, even when they are older.
Today I asked them, "What should you do if you hear someone talking badly about someone else?" A hand shot immediately into the air and in all seriousness a student replied, "Scream out loud."
A proper horrified reaction to "backbiting". :)