Monday, August 20, 2012

Did you eat a bug today?

It was a great first day of First Grade. The children were so happy to see each other after a few short months and the new students looked very comfortable in their new class. We kicked off the day with an assembly. The principal likes the first day of school to be a fun one that the children will remember. We had a very special visitor, the author David George Gordon, who wrote "Eat-a-bug  Cookbook: 33 ways to cook grasshoppers, ants, water bugs, spiders, centipedes, and their kin." They watched the chef cook up some spicy spiders and crunchy grasshoppers. There were lots of "ewwws" as he was sizzling up his treats. Afterwards, we read some books, went to lunch, and then had some team building exercises - one called "putting the tennis balls on chair legs." It was so much fun and we discovered a lot of problem-solvers with this exercise. Luckily the rain held off and the kids had some outside time. When they came back in, it was time for the first chapter of  "Junie B. Jones, First Grader at Last."  Next, they had their first cooking lesson and made "Dessert Pizza" -- a delicious sugar cookie decorated with icing, sprinkles and M&Ms. What a grand ending to a great day!!
Looking over the menu on PhotoPeach

4 comments:

Karen Rojas said...

Josie was very excited when he arrived home today! looking forward to a great school year!

Lourdes said...

Thanks for serving up a great first day. Thanks also to Price's mom for getting our tennis balls and to Jinda's dad for slicing them. Great group of kids with a great group of parents.

K. Tiurchy said...

What a great day! I couldn't believe the bug chef...what a hoot. I love the sweet pizza too. Thank you both for making them realize how fun and rewarding school can be! James doesn't miss summer break one bit anymore.

Kelly said...

There really is nothing finer than being in the Mallards Diner! Thanks for making school so inviting and such a fun place to learn. Price had a great first week.