Owen had his "Fall Party" today! Not to be confused with a traditional "Halloween Party" you may have heard of in days gone by. This new modern kind of party is aimed at being non-offending, and trying their very hardest to have no good treats of any kind but offering "healthy choices" instead.
(I would insert a food rant here about how I think "healthy choices" are meant for the lunch menu, not for the special occasion class parties they have only three times per school year, and how this sort of thing proves Michael Pollan's theory of America's unhealthy obsession with healthy eating, because we are making kids feel bad about eating a pumpkin-spice cupcake in the classroom once during the fall quarter--yet the cafeteria serves "breakfast cookies" to the early morning kids once a week. . . but I won't talk about that because I took responsibility for party activities instead.)
I planned three activities for the kindergartners: Leaf Rubbing, Pasta-necklace Making, and Pumpkin Bowling
Stop whining-- it took like five whole minutes from yarn ball to drying, then just leave them till they are hard and dry.
The kids liked it--though they averaged a mere one pasta piece strung per minute.
Take that "Fall Party"! (At least it's bowling over the mischievous spirits as opposed to glorifying them right?) I'll probably be the shortest-term room parent in the history of public education!
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