Friday, 21 June 2013

Flooding- NO SCHOOL

This is kind of unheard of, we go to school even if it is -40 and the roads are terrible in the winter. Today schools have officially been closed in Calgary! The flooding is unreal, and it is even worse in some surrounding communities as well (Canmore, High River others). 

Thoughts and prayers with the 75000 people evacuated our of their homes and hoping everyone stays safe today. 
Looks like a movie on the couch in PJ's kind of Friday!
Mrs. Dunn

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Father's Day Part 2 and.... MICE!!!!!

After firing our Father's Day plaques in the kiln, we finally got to paint today and they turned out AMAZING!

First we used Tempera paint and did the entire thing yellow. Then I mixed acrylic with some white and water (a super suggestion from my artsy partner teacher) and painted the word DAD in blue. We then painted the face, and used sharpie for the hair and dots on the eyes. The kids were so proud of their work!!!

On a completely unrelated note, after we finished painting, we had a visit from a . . . well . . . rather unwanted visitor today. MICE. Cue children and their teacher running and screeching and hopping up on top of chairs. Yah, so not a lot of productive work can get done when this happens. Trying to complete agendas amid shouts of "It's over there!" "AHHHH I just saw it" does not really work. 
So I decided to try and get it. Because really, how will we get anything done otherwise. After a few tries, I finally got a bowl over top of the mouse and the children shouted hurrays, as of course this makes me very heroic (this will make an awesome story to tell parents tonight, oh boy) Then one student goes, uuuuhhhh I think it escaped. So, I go over and sure enough I see that little guy out and about. I couldn't figure it out so I lifted the bowl and BAHHHH there are two of them. I  shouted in terror told the students to remain calm and put the bowl back over the other one but still one escaped. This went on for a while trying to catch the second one until finally it was time to go home, and the custodian came to round up the mice.
Talk about an exciting afternoon.

Mrs. Dunn

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Father's Day

I found this amazing project just in time for Father's Day from the amazing Gail (That Artist Woman). Check out the inspiration here. They turned out super cute, each one really looked unique.

I have also created a Father's Day resource based on the "If you give a" stories. Check it out!
If you Give a Dad a Marshmallow

Mrs. Dunn