Shannon’s teacher asked the kids to decorate this pumpkin in a way that represents what “Fall” means to their families. Soccer was the “sport of the 2014 Fall season” where Shannon really took off in her skills, being the star player on her team. It’s the time of year my (Shannon’s mom) family gets together (center pic) for Thanksgiving. Shannon loves the changing color of the Fall leaves, thus that pic. We also do a lot of “Fall” cleaning, which then results in a great deal of charitable giving. And, finally, our favorite season to decorate – Halloween. Daddy goes all out!
Another interesting project we were asked to help Shannon create was a Heritage Plate:
Guided/directed classroom creations:
These pattern blocks must have been a centers thing, because she must have had 20 of them. I just took a picture of these two. Obviously she was getting bored with it over time since she started coloring the whole paper in!
After school started and the kids had settled into a routine, Ms. Ewing had them start signing their names on a piece of paper every morning. They started with first names, then advanced to first and second names. Since Shannon already knew how, Martie had her write a sentence on the back, and pretty quickly had her stop the exercise altogether:
Creations during centers or free time:
Homework assignments (or self-directed that we turned in):
Shannon was tested in class:
Field Day (Mom and Darrock ran the Hurdles event) and Pumpkin Math with Dads: