Year of the Jaguar

Well, Ben finally decided what he’s going to be for Halloween this year. It’s different…and he loves it. He also informed us tonight that he’d like GG to take him to South America so he can see some real jaguars. I told him he’d have to discuss that with her personally.DSC_0013 DSC_0007 DSC_0003

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A New, Final, Glamorous Costume

First Amelia wanted to be Ariel (I finished that costume weeks ago) for Halloween, then she wanted to be a vampire (never started that costume), and finally, now she wants to be a witch. Upon further inquiry and web surfing, she specified that she wanted to be some sort of white witch. Of course. I showed her the fabric I’d bought to make an Elsa dress for her (from Frozen), but she insisted that she didn’t want to be Elsa, she wanted to be a silver, sparkly…witch. So now, at last, we have our silver, sparkly, Glamor Witch… (I only had enough “diamond ribbon” to go around half the hat, but you get the idea. I’ll have to make a run to the fabric store to get more to officially call this costume complete.)DSC_0002 DSC_0009 DSC_0007 DSC_0006 DSC_0015 DSC_0016 DSC_0017

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Hunt Club Farm

I didn’t go on this field trip, but here are a few pics from Amelia’s class trip to Hunt Club Farm earlier this month… (Must say, I’m not jealous of her chicken-holding opportunity.)huntclub1 huntclub2 huntclub3 huntclub4 huntclub5

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Good Morning, Good Little Witch

Question: What do good little witches eat for breakfast?10_12a 10_12b

Answer: Cheerios, apparently.

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A New Halloween Outfit

Here’s Amelia’s new Halloween outfit from a friend. Adorable witch and sparkly skirt for an adorable, sparkly little girl. Soooo cute!

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The Sweetest Pickle

One way our school tries to build character in our students is through a program called Sweet Pickles. When a teacher sees a student do something nice or helpful without being asked, the teacher puts a piece of paper telling about it in the Sweet Pickle jar. At Assembly each week, a few pieces of paper are drawn from the Sweet Pickle jar and read aloud. The students whose names and good deeds are read aloud come up to be recognized in front of everyone at Assembly, and then they also get a special treat at lunch that day. It’s a pretty simple program, but it’s all meant to encourage kids to do the right thing even when no one is looking. Today at Assembly, Ben’s name was pulled from the Sweet Pickle jar. He was very proud and was equally excited about getting a treat at lunch. I was even prouder though.DSC_0001

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The Pumpkin Farm

The perfect way to start off my favorite month…DSC_0002 DSC_0007 DSC_0019 DSC_0026 DSC_0029 DSC_0032 DSC_0010 DSC_0052 DSC_0047 DSC_0046Someone was pretty disappointed to not bring home this “Cinderella pumpkin,” but fortunately we found a smaller version to pick instead.

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