Thursday, October 20, 2011

Merlin the Magician

 Merlin the Magician stopped by to entertain us with some magical storytelling!  

The kids listened to Merlin tell exciting stories
about pirates, caterpillars, and space. 
He was very silly! The kids loved volunteering
to go up on stage and help out with the tricks. 

"Reynaldo the flea" is holding up one side of the rope. How does he do that?!

The preschool class, enjoying the show!

Two volunteers participate in the telling of the story about Charlie the Caterpillar.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pumpkin Songs

Mr. Pumpkin
(Sung To: Are you sleeping)
Mr. Pumpkin, Mr. Pumpkin
Eyes so round, eyes so round
Fall is coming, Fall is coming,
To my town, to my town

Pumpkins are Growing
Pumpkins are growing, pumpkins are growing
In the patch, in the patch
Look at all the pumpkins, look at all the pumpkins
Orange and round, orange and round

Big Orange Pumpkin
I'm a big orange pumpkin. . .fat and round
Growing by the corn field. . .on the ground
I could be a jack-o'-lantern with two big eyes
Or maybe I'll make two pumpkin pies

Pick Up A Pumpkin
Pick up a pumpkin and put it in the basket,
Pick up a pumpkin and put it in the basket,
Pick up a pumpkin and put it in the basket,
Way down yonder in the pumpkin patch!

Five Little Pumpkins
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate, (hold hands up)
The first one said "oh my its getting late," (hands on cheeks)
The second one said "there's a chill in the air," (hug self)
The third one said "but we don't care," (shrug)
The fourth one said "we're ready for some fun," (jump)
The fifth one said "let's run, run, run," (run in place)
So woo went the wind, and out went the lights,
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight (sit down).

Eat Mr. Pumpkin
(Sung To: Are you sleeping)
Mr. Pumpkin, Mr. Pumpkin
Big and fat, big and fat
I am gonna eat you, I am gonna eat you
Just like that, just like that!

Heritage Village School Program

The students at Endeavor really enjoyed a visit from Heritage Village! They were able to experience what a day was like in the life of their 19th century counterparts. A time when children really had to work. 

Everyone also got a chance to practice sewing with a large plastic needle and comb out sheep's wool.  But we got to play with some of the toys and games from the 19th century and that was pretty fun!

It was also fun dressing up in some of the kinds of clothes that they used to wear back then.  

It was very hard to carry the water buckets.