Wednesday, October 7, 2009
We had our very first hat finished in 5th grade 4 needle knitting...boy, that was quick!
Also, we (I) decided to make slippers out of felted wool sweaters with the 7th grade, the wet felting thing got a little out of hand, and I have so many students---I am so glad we did a little mini wet felting project to see how it went. My challenge is not having a handwork room, and having to tote everything to each class... Anyhoo, that class is having some self control issues that everyone is working on...maybe we will wet felt next May after some of the behaviour improves, which it will---yup, 7th grade...
Aha, finally have a day to update!!
Our school had there first Michaelmas festival, which we call the fall festival. We made a dragon head out of paper maiche in class 6 handwork, very last minute, but I think it turned out so great!! The 6-ers manned the dragon, and the 2nds put on the play, and then everyone went outside for a mini in school festival. We had many game stations, face painting, giant tears (oh, this is wonderful, the kids try to steal the jewal tears the giant is crying...they are those glass thingies you put in vases, etc...) Apple bobbing, but on string (hellooooo, H1N1, everyone is paranoid!! anyway, it is more sanitary to do it this way, but there is nothing like bobbing in cool water for an apple, especially when your front teethe are missing...) and other race-like activities...it was HOT HOT HOT that day, not very Autumnal...the fall arrived that weekend, the temps dropped like 20 plus degrees!