Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween lunch additions...

It's Halloween everybody!!! Good morning sunshines!

To help put my little ones in the Halloween spirit before trick-or-treating tonight, I added a little somethin' somethin' to the lunchboxes this morning....

Please excuse the, yet again, crappy cell phone picture. 

Happy Halloween Y'all!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Club Polk: 70's pep rally/walk/party

Friday rounded out Red Ribbon Week! Today was 70's day and I think the parents might have had more fun than the kiddos, although the kids were having a blast.

my guys and I ready to rock!

The morning started out with everyone dressed in their favorite 70's attire. The pep rally began with some words from our mayor, some police officers, and baseball players. The 4th graders presented a skit on being drug free, and my son Caleb had his first ever speaking part!!!!

Then the teachers planned a flash mob....teachers danced on stage, then the teachers in the audience joined in, then the PTO and parents, and then the kiddos. It was a huge hit. Then we all followed the police and firemen as we went on a 1/2 mile walk around our neighborhood. It was so cute to see all the kids chanting and waving to many of the parents who were out in their yards to watch us all. Once that was finished, we returned to eat popsicles and take a rest.

After the kids went back to class, the moms finished up the decorating, and started popping popcorn for the afternoon's parties.

It was really fun! We blacked out the doors and windows, hung a disco ball and a light machine, made some photo booths, had posters and peace signs everywhere, and blasted music. The adults made a tunnel for the kids to run through to go inside, and then we handed out popcorn and started the party. The kids could run and dance and do whatever they wanted for 30 minutes.

I am so glad the school planned and we were able to provide a fun day for these kiddos!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Red Ribbon Week: Pajama Day!

Wow, it is finally Thursday...pajama day!

Caleb wore his Halloween pajamas and Jansen wore his Tony Hawk pajamas.

It's going to be a good day!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Red Ribbon Week Day 3: Crazy Hair's the middle of the week. This has been the longest week ever!

Crazy hair...

I don't have the energy to even post today so that's it.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Red Ribbon Week Day 2 (and a field trip)

Day 2: Sports team day. We got this...we are mega Texans fans. I love an excuse to get all dressed up in our gear. I got to dress up as well since I was going to be chaperoning the 4th grade field trip to the Wildlife Refuge. 

Here are the boys sporting their Texans gear...

And of course I had to get in on it....

And Tatum, well, she wanted to wear her new dress....

Now we were ready to head to the Wildlife Refuge. We had never been there before, but it was amazing. Caleb really enjoyed it and all the kids seemed very interested in hearing about the Coastal Plains, the Woodlands, Fresh Water, Estuaries, and all the wildlife that lives there. 

They learned about hawks...this one has a wingspan of 4 feet

Caleb chatted with friends

They learned about alligators...yuck

They learned about estuaries and shrimp

They ate lunch together

They learned about microscopic particles in the water

They learned how to use a microscope and record their findings

They identified wildlife of the Woodlands

They retrieved water samples

They viewed the samples under microscopes