Sunday, 4 November 2012

November Currently

Wow!  I have never joined up with Farley at Oh' Boy 4th Grade, with her monthly Currently...but I thought maybe it would get me moving and add to my blog this week... goes!

Oh my! That was much harder than I thought! I seem to be fixated on time right now...or more accurately, a lack of, I'm sure that will change after November is done...oh wait - after that, it's Christmas concert time...did I mention that I also am in charge of our music program, and planning all the concert stuff? That must mean that January will slow down then...or maybe February?

I guess I can't complain too much about this past week...even with Halloween and a full moon, my kiddies were pretty good. We got our own version of a jack-o-lantern done, and the kids loved them...Unfortunately, I didn't remember to get pictures before they all went home...GRRR...however, I did find a picture I had taken from another year, to give you an idea...

These were jars that we covered with glue and pieces of orange tissue paper. For the next step, I found pictures of jack-o-lantern faces that I just photocopied so that my kiddies could design their own look. Then, we covered the entire outside with another coat of white glue to finish. The one improvement that we made this year was that we used green pipe cleaners to wrap around the mouth of the jars, then curled the left over end of the pipe cleaner to make part of it's vine!  When we turned on the battery-operated tealight candles inside each jack-o-lantern, and turned off the classroom lights, my kiddies were thrilled with how they turned out!
Well, I hope all of you survived your October, and that your November goes by as smoothly as possible!
Take care!


Kelly said...

LOVE the jack-o-lanterns ~ what a cute idea!! Also, a dinner theater based on the Big Bang Theory?? What?!! I would be all over that - love that show. Where is it?? Anyway, found you through the Currently linky & am your newest follower. Stop by sometime & visit ! :)

First Grade Fairytales

Tammy Klinger said...

YAY I've found another Tammy! I found you through Farley's Currently and am a new follower.
Tammy (too)
First Grade @ Storybook Cafe

Tammy Klinger said...

OOPS forgot to write BAZINGA! I LOVE Sheldon!

Polka Dots and Teaching Tots said...

The Jack-O-Lanterns are so cute! Love that idea! Also, a musical based on the Big Bang Theory?! So jealous! Sheldon reminds me of so many of my students... Congrats on your first "Currently" you did great :)

ttervoort said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone!

Kelly, the dinner theatre is called "Celebrations" in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It was a lot of fun, especially being there with my family!

Tammy, it's always great to meet another Tammy! Sheldon is definitely my favourite character, but I think that the woman who played Amy stole the show! She was sooo funny!

Polka Dots, thanks for the compliment. And you're right...I'm sure that I have a few "Sheldons" of my own! lol

vicky1970 said...

Hi Tammy - I just found you through currently and am your newest follower. Sounds like a fun dinner theater you went to...have a great week.
Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

Julia said...

Glad you decided to link up! I am now following you. Love those sweet little jack-o-lanterns! Lattes and Laughter

Heather Mathews said...

I wish we had longer weekends, too. I can't imagine what a riot a Big Bang dinner theatre would be! Sounds like a blast!

Peacocks & Penguins

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