Sunday, January 25, 2015

Open House

Each year, at the end of January, we celebrate Catholic School's Week.  I think the word "celebration" indicates fun, but this is some fun and a lot of work.  It begins on the Friday evening before with a Family Fun Night. It was fun, but on Friday afternoons, the only thing I want to do is go home.
I invited my people

and we all enjoyed a program on the animal species with lots of squawking and writhing examples.  Missy Bugg, Baby Boy, Ol' Henry and Miss Linee got to be helpers.

Some of these pictures were captured with phones, as the battery on the school camera died, just as the show was starting.  I'm not sure how you configure them to get a good clear picture.
 They had critters climbing on them, peeing on them and sitting on their head.  Then they enjoyed playing in my room a while.
After our fun night, we are expected at Sunday's 10:30 mass, followed by an afternoon open house at the school. I found out after school on Tuesday, that the 5th and 6th graders were to sing and sign, which kind of threw my week out of joint.  They did beautifully, and thank the Lord, it was well received.
So, we in 5th grade we've been creating replicas of Revolutionary heroes, knitting, learning about plane figures, writing letters, etc!
 So glad you remembered this project Gardner E.  Not only good practice, but wow, eye popping.

Never a dull moment in 5th grade. 
In between Family Fun Night and Open House I shopped for groceries, cleaned the chicken coop and had Pam and Pete for supper. So this afternoon has been quiet. Just spending time with the Handy Man,  a big nap, working a puzzle, a little rest. 
 Tomorrow we're off to a new local endeavor where folks can drop any unwanted materials to be used by teachers and artists.  This is part of Catholic School's Week as a service project.  We are going to reuse materials and create beautiful Valentines for parents of very sick little ones at our local children's hospital. Then we will be watching Johnny Tremain and compare it to the book we just finished. I found a Beth Moore Bible study that I am really enjoying, to round out the day. 
 Off to another week, hoping it is a good one for you!

1 comment:

  1. It does sound like a lot of work is involved. I love the idea of your students making Valentines for parents with sick children. What a sweet gesture!