Here are photos taken with Shea:
|The students meet Shea|
|The trailer that Shea rode in|
|The officers talk about Shea|
|Ms. Blanchard holds T.W to pet Shea|
|D.K looking at Shea|
|A.R and T.D meeting Shea|
|G.P pets Shea|
|A.R pets Shea|
|D.K pets Shea|
|Officer Rick tells the kids all about Shea|
|G.A pets Shea|
|Officer Rick showing the class Shea's tail|
|T.S pets Shea|
I was reading my dog blogs and I found this really adorable video of a french bulldog playing with a patrol horse. It cheers me up to see different animals interact in such a jovial manner! :)
As we ended the week, we worked on an art project to create octopuses. Using some of our beautiful junk-the toilet paper rolls served as the body for the octopus. Every one had a chance to decorate their octopus bodies and choose googly eyes. We also used cheerios to serve as the suction cups for the octopuses. The cheerios looked very much like the letter O too!
At the end of the day, during our afternoon circle as we were starting to sing our Goodbye song, many of the kids saw a spider crawling across the floor. Some asked what it was, some said "eww!," and some said "wow!" While my initial reaction was to go step on it, I thought about possibly catching it for the class to observe. We placed it in a fish bowl temporarily and this weekend, I purchased a critter box, some terrarium moss and meal worms for the spider. We will discuss on Monday what we want to do with the spider (keep or release) or what we observe from it.
|The spider is in the lower right hand corner by the cord|
|Spider's new home|
I sent home a letter this past week on parent-teacher conferences. Please make sure to fill it out to secure a time to meet :) If the date is inconvenient, please email me or speak to me and we can schedule for another date.