I think I've told you before about my all-time most favorite in the world teacher, Mrs. Husted. She taught my fourth grade class and ran the library in our tiny little rural grade school.
She made us all feel special and she had the best teaching ideas! Every Friday after lunch we recited or read poetry. To illustrate multiplication, we added our boxes of toothpicks to a boot box partially full of toothpicks from fourth graders before us.
At Christmas time we learned about Mexican Christmas traditions with a day long fiesta!
The girl in front on the left--that's me with the mismatched floral patterns! They would have worked so much better together if one had been a small print. If I knew then, what I know now......
We had Mexican food for lunch and later broke open the Santa pinata we had made in class. Have you ever made a pinata? It's quite fun--especially if you're in fourth grade. The base is balloons, covered with layers of strips of newspaper soaked in glue. When that is dry, the pinata is embellished with strips of fringed crepe paper for clothes and beard, construction paper face and belt buckle and the arms and legs were made of cones of cardboard covered with fringed crepe paper. Creating this magnificent pinata took us several days, adding to the excitement of the coming celebrating!
Many stories herein are subject to the faulty, and sometimes creative, memory of the blog owner and should not be taken as factual, although the names and events are real! Kind of.