Sunday, March 27, 2011

Robots in Space

Take me to your leader, they said. And our leader in space was Miss White of whom it is said, “Give her an exacto knife, and she can make anything!” Well, today, Miss White not only made a rocket ship, but a robot to go with it. Not actually a robot, but a robot suit. We had to choose who could wear the suit. Whoever wears it gets to run the rocket ship. So we held a robot dance contest to see who would be the best robot:







Sunday, March 20, 2011

Tall "Tails" for St. Patrick’s Day

Of course we all know that Oh so long ago St. Patrick himself drove the snakes out of Ireland. But did you know that one snake managed to stay behind? Yes, there was indeed one. How did it escape Patrick’s heave-ho? Perhaps because it was green. Perhaps because it was too greedy, even for Ireland’s patron saint. In fact, it was so greedy, it ate everything in sight from a tiny mouse to an enormous elephant. It was so greedy, that one day he mistook the tip of his tail for a lunchtime treat and, well…you can guess the rest! But that’s the real reason why there are no snakes in Ireland today!

And now, another tall “tail”. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Mr. Pat has made his first movie…about daily life in our class. My friends are the stars and Miss Paula provides the background music. Enjoy!



Sunday, March 13, 2011

Mardi Gras - Join the Parade!



















So why the hullabaloo? Mardis Gras is a celebration before the fasting and religious obligations associated with the penitential season of Lent.
And what is Lent? Lent, in the Christian tradition, is the period of the year from Ash Wednesday to Easter. It’s when the believer — through prayer, repentance, almsgiving and self-denial — prepares for the annual commemoration during Holy Week of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus.
But today was Shrove Tuesday. So have a pancake and join the parade, led by the teachers, the parents and Miss Paula and her tambourine!


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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

This week we celebrated the 107th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss), who encouraged children of all ages to read by creating more than 100 characters and stories. Since 1998, his birthday, March 2, has been adopted as National Read Across America Day.

So on Tuesday…
















And on Friday…

Mister Pat went to Miss Hanvey’s second class on sign language. Today we learned signs for diverse subjects such as circus animals, fair animals, clothing, and the like. As do the rest of the teachers and therapists at Frankie Lemmon, Miss Hanvey does a wonderful job — day in and day out.

















This week my friends must have thought it was my birthday, too…they gave me the gift of my name in sign language (like “P”s opening a book.) THANK YOU, FRIENDS!



"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You."
      — Dr. Seuss (Happy Birthday to You!)