Thursday, February 25, 2016

Two Hoots and A Holler: Field Trips and Visitors

Hoot #1
Last week we had a field trip to the Children's Museum of MemphisThis field trip is a favorite among kids.  The museum has so many different things they can interact with, and they get to be a KID!  
There is an actual Fed Ex airplane inside for the kids to explore!  Students loved sitting in the cockpit and pretending to be a pilot! 

The students also love to take on roles that they see adults do everyday! Through play, they are able to experience what it might feel like to have certain occupations. Above, you see Issac.  He was working on this car as a mechanic.  He was filling the car with gas before his customer, Madysen (you see popping her head out of the car), left.
Cristian and Mason talk about becoming police officers a lot!! So, I was not surprised to see them here! However, I was surprised to hear Mason say, "Pull over Mrs. Jamie. You are under arrest!"
This pic just makes my heart smile.  Daija is pretending to be a chef. She is READING the recipe and pretending to mix the ingredients.  WOOOOHOOO!!!

And who doesn't like adventure?!?! Brylee took the time to do a little rock climbing! She made it to the top all by herself! You go girl!!
Look at that face! The wonder and amazement is so precious!
Our students experienced so many things in their short time here.  They got to grocery shop, go to the bank, pretend to be a star in Hollywood and perform on stage, play in the Mississippi River, be a dentist, and so much more!  If you are ever in the Memphis area, be sure to go check it out! 

Hoot #2
For Dental Health month, a dentist came to talk to all of our kindergarten classes about dental hygiene.  I was amazed at the questions that they had for them.  We can check question asking off on the report card!

Of course they loved singing the song about brushing their teeth!
The students got to choose what foods were healthy/not healthy for their teeth.  Yarel is choosing that cookies are not good for your teeth.  Some of the students disagreed with her.  One students said, "They may be bad for my teeth but they are yummy in my belly."

The students were able to put on some of the items that dentists wear.  Cristian got to wear the face mask.  He was so proud!
 Of course, it wouldn't be right to have a visit from the dentist and not have our own teeth cleaned.  Check out those pearly whites on Jodi! It took some muscle work, but boy are they shiny now!!

This Week's Holler...
 This week's holler goes out to Heather at Smack Dab in the Middle. She is an Indiana middle school teacher. We met Heather at the French Lick Teacher Blogger Meet-up last year.  She was so friendly and helped make us feel right at home.  She has a ton of helpful ideas so hop on over to her blog and check them out.
Smack Dab in the Middle