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Kindergarten's Wild October
The kindergarten classes had a very busy October. It began with a community helpers unit.
Members of the Mineral Springs Volunteer Fire Department visited Western Union with two of their fire trucks. They answered the children’s questions, described the equipment they use, and gave them lots of fire safety tips.
The Mayor of Mineral Springs, the Resource Police Officer from Parkwood Middle School, and two nurses also visited our school and talked about their jobs.
The children participated in a Career Dress-Up Day on Thursday, October 17. All three classes met in the media center and were able to see their friends and classmates dressed in their career choices.
There were police officers, firefighters, doctors, nurses, veterinarians, construction workers, chefs, teachers, baseball players, military servicemen, and many more. The children explained the tools they needed for their jobs and the uniforms they wore.
In October, Western Union had our annual Grandparents’ Week. The kindergarten classes had their special Grandparents’ Day on Friday, October 18. There were over 40 grandparents who visited their grandchildren’s kindergarten classrooms.
Each class welcomed the grandparents with special name tags, pictures, and songs. The grand- parents ate lunch with their grandchildren in the cafeteria and visited Western Union’s Book Fair in the Media Center. It was a special day for the grown-ups and the children.
Kindergarten also had its first field trip in October. The classes visited Aw Shucks Farm. This is a local educational farm right here in Union County.
The children got to see a 100 year old train car and an old-time store and the products that would have been sold many years ago. There was a small animal area with chickens, roosters, turkeys, goats, sheep, and ponies. The children were able to feed the goats and sheep.
There was a corn maze, a wagon ride, a grain bin slide, and a play area. At the end of the day, each child got to pick a pumpkin to bring home.
At the end of “Wild October,” the kindergarten classes read Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. This book is an award-winning book that children have loved for many years.
The kindergarteners celebrated the story with a “Wild Rumpus” of their own. They wore their pajamas to school, made Wild Things’ masks, and stomped their feet in a Wild Things’ parade.
It was a fun way to re-enact a favorite story!
Written by: Maureen Fumo, Kindergarten Teacher
Posted: Nov 12, 2013 by Carrie Johnson