Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What Are You Thankful For?

What Are You Thankful For?
by Mrs. Willis' K/1 class

Thanksgiving and Christmas  -Ella K.  

My family.  -Peyton

God  -Zion

I'm thankful for my parents, my family, God and Easter.  And turkeys, and my friends and school.  -Avery

I'm thankful for everyone who comes to my house.  I hope they have a good Thanksgiving.  I'm also thankful for the Pilgrims.  -Kellen

God and Jesus and my friends.  And Christmas, Easter, Halloween and candy.  And my family and my heart.  -Colin

My family and my baby brother.  And Christmas and Easter.  -Alyssa

The people who fought in the battle and everyone who is here today.  -Camden

I'm thankful for what I eat.  -Ella T.

For my world and my food.  -Aydin

Thanksgiving dinner.  -Owen

God and Jesus.  -Mailin

My house and my family.  -Juddah

For my food and for the Pilgrims.  And I'm thankful for kids and grownups.  -Ethan

I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving (especially if tomorrow is another snow day and I don't get to see everyone!!

I am thankful for my awesome class of kiddos!  They are the funniest, sweetest, craziest bunch of kids I've ever taught!  Even though they may try my patience at times, I love them all very much!  I'm so thankful I get to spend each day with them, teach them new things, share Jesus with them and watch them grow in so many ways!  Alyssa, Avery, Aydin, Camden, Colin, Ella K., Ella T., Ethan, Juddah, Kellen, Mailin, Owen, Peyton, Wesley, and Zion - I'm so thankful I get to be your teacher!!  -Mrs. Willis

How Do You Cook a Turkey??

How Do You Cook a Turkey?
by Mrs. Willis' K/1 Class

First you shoot turkeys, then pick off the feathers, putt stuff in it and then put it in the oven and eat it.  -Aydin

I buy it at the store and then I put it in a turkey fryer and then I eat it for Thanksgiving.  -Zion

My mom gets a turkey at the store and cuts it open and picks it's bones out.  Then we get at the dinner table.  -Ella T.

First we shoot them and then peel the feathers.  Then mom puts apples inside it's body and cooks it in the oven.  -Ella K.

We buy it at the store and put it in the oven.  Then break it's bones out and then eat it.  You can eat leftovers too.  -Avery

First you buy it at the store.  And at Thanksgiving we cook it and have people over.  Then we split it and put some salt and pepper on it.  Then we eat it with mashed potatoes. -Camden

You cook it in the oven.  And then you eat it.  -Peyton

You kill a turkey and then you put it in the oven, then you put it on a plate with some seasoning on it, like pepper.  -Alyssa

You kill the turkey and then put it in the oven.  then eat it for Thanksgiving dinner. -Owen

I think you find a turkey and grab it by his neck and knock it out.  Then cook it, then end.  -Juddah

You get it from the store and cook it in the oven.  Sometimes my dad hunts it.  And when I eat turkey, I give thanks to my Lord that He gave us food.  -Kellen

You kill it and cook it in the oven and then you eat it.  -Mailin

Put a needle in it and then cook it and take the bones out and eat it.  -Wesley

We buy one at the store and my mom cuts the turkey open to see if there's any fat in it.  If there is, she cuts it out so we don't have to chew on the fat for very long.  And we pray to God. -Colin

What will you eat for Thanksgiving Dinner?

What Will You Eat for Thanksgiving Dinner?
by Mrs. Willis' K/1 Class

I think we might eat turkey.  And I think we're going to eat mooshed potatoes.  -Kellen

Mashed potatoes and turkey and I think bread.  -Ella K.

Turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy, wild turkeys and banana bread.  -Aydin

Lots of ham and bacon, I think.  And turkey and mashed potatoes, which I don't like.  But I will be the only person who has mayonnaise.  And I think we're going to have squash.  -Colin

Macaroni and cheese and applesauce and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich - that's all.  -Wesley

Mashed potatoes and turkey and ham.  -Peyton

Mashed potatoes, corn and that's it.  -Ella T.

I think some turkey and some ham.  And people come over and they bring chicken with food color in it.  -Camden

I'm going to have turkey and ham and cornbread and some different kinds of fruit.  That's it.  -Owen

Baked sweet potatoes with marshmallows.  And turkey.  And pumpkin pie.  -Juddah

We're going to have pumpkin pie.  And roast some marshmallows.  And turkey.  -Ethan

Turkey and gravy, which I don't like.  -Mailin

Maybe marshmallows.  And maybe turkey and maybe mashed potatoes.  
And maybe chicken or pie.  -Alyssa
I think some turkey and mayonnaise on a sandwich.  I think there will be chips and vegetables, like broccoli which I love.  -Avery 

Turkey, corn on the cob and mashed potatoes & gravy.  -Zion

What is Thanksgiving??

It's been a busy couple of weeks and Mrs. Willis hasn't been too on-top of updating this blog!  Oops!!!  Since, I'm home for a SNOW DAY though, I thought it'd be a perfect opportunity to go ahead and update!  I've been interviewing the class about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday - and they've had some great things to say.  I'd like to share their thoughts about Thanksgiving with you....so enjoy, out of the mouths of Kindergarten and 1st graders..... :)

What is Thanksgiving
by Mrs. Willis K/1 Class

You have big feasts.  And you celebrate when Pilgrims came.  And sometimes you have a big party.  -Colin

You say thanks to God.  -Aydin

You have a very big feast at school.  -Camden

You say thanks to Jesus.  -Wesley

Sometimes on Thanksgiving you can invite someone over and you can worship God, 
you can sing and dance.  -Ella K.

Sometimes you can play.  And you can have turkey.  I'm going to invite my cousins over.  -Kellen

You give thanks.  -Peyton

If it's windy and you go somewhere, you can still thank someone.  -Ella T.

You eat a lot of food and you give thanks to God.  -Owen

You eat turkey.  -Juddah

You can share love with everyone and eat turkey.  -Ethan

You can give thanks to Jesus and God.  -Mailin

You can eat turkeys.  -Alyssa

Thanksgiving is a time to spend time with your family.  And a time to make people happy.  You can make them happy by bringing them to your house and giving them food.  And we say thanks to God for everything He's given us and for dying on the cross for our sins.  -Avery

You eat turkey.  -Zion

Thursday, November 4, 2010

More spirit week fun (part 2)

Wednesday was Favorite Sports team day - and also Donuts with Dad!  Most of our class showed their support for our Oregon Ducks!  We LOVE our Ducks in Mrs. Willis' class....with the exception of a couple of kids who pledge their allegiance to the Oregon State Beavers!  (and a few of declared they are platypus....both Duck & Beaver fans!)  Donuts with Dad sure was a special morning - enjoying crafts, outside play, stories and of course DONUTS with our special guests...our dads!!  Thanks dads for joining us - we loved it!!

Thursday - was mismatch day....and oops!  No pictures!!   But, Mrs. Willis did stay up late that night working on a special treat for the next day....

SPIDER CUPCAKES!!!  It was only fitting that during our Spiders and Bats unit, that we'd end the week (at our Harvest party!) with Spider cupcakes!!!  In the end Mrs. Willis frosted and decorated 55 of these spider cupcakes!!  WOW!!!

Friday....Costume Day!!  And the day of our Harvest Party!!  So much fun!!  The school had a costume parade and we "trick or treated" from classroom to classroom.  Our classroom was decorated, we decorated the sugar cookies we'd made the day before, ate YUMMY goodies, had a spider hunt and watched "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown".  What a GREAT day!!

 The bugs....
 The Iron Men....
 The Ninjas....
 The Star Wars contingent.....
 and the Disney movie characters....

Spirit Week Fun!! (part 1)

Well, last week was a crazy, busy, fun week....Spirit Week!!  We had a lot of fun!  This post will be primarily pictures of the fun! :)  (it will also be in two parts since there are so many pictures!!)

Monday - Pajama Day - Oops!  Mrs. Willis didn't take any pictures this day!!

Tuesday - Crazy Hair/Crazy Hat day... (Mrs. Willis LOVES this day - she brought in about 12 different hats to wear throughout the day)

 Ella and Mrs. Willis both had Pirate Mickey Ears!!
 We had fun reading with Mrs. Rose's 4th/5th/6th grade class!

 A few of Mrs. Willis' hats ended up on the students...

 Hmm....Owen ended up with Mrs. Willis' Cookie Monster hat and Mrs. Willis has Owen's "Thing 1" hair!!!


Our CRAZY class!!  If you look closely - most of the kids are wearing Mrs. Willis' hats!  Ella K, Ethan, Camden, Kellen, Alyssa, Wesley, Peyton and Aydin are all wearing hats courtesy of Mrs. Willis!! :)  What a fun day!!

Coming soon....an update about Donuts with Dad and the rest of Spirit Week!!!