We listened as Lisa Schlanz read two Native American myths.
One myth was about the sun and how we got light.
Lisa showed us the craft we would be making.
We drew our favorite things on the lanterns we made.
Mr. Bill Busick from the First National Bank of Powhatan talked about the history of money.
While we were waiting for the programs to start, we had a chance to enter the I Spy jug contest.
He showed us money from different countries.
He also told us how money can grow.
Mrs. Pattie Meyer brought an outfit from China.
We got the chance to see the money up close.
Mr. Busick ended his program by giving everyone a gold dollar coin.
Mrs. Meyer taught us some Chinese words.
She talked about Chinese New Year celebrations.
We sang a Chinese song.
She showed us how to hold chopsticks.
She talked about the Great Wall of China.
We all got our own pair to keep.
It's harder than it looks.
Grandma tried to help.
We all got a bowl of goodies to try our luck.
Sometimes it's easier to use our fingers.
Mrs. Meyer brought kites, pictures, and New Years decorations.
Miss Anna read us the book Miss Nelson Is Missing
The Balloon Man came to see us today.
He sang songs and told jokes.
We loved his creations.
Because we learned about money last week, we made banks this week.
To celebrate our nation's birhday, we decorated cupcakes.
Don't they look delicious!
We had two great helpers to fold our banks.
Making and Keeping Friends with Mrs. Penny Whoolery.
We learned how to give and receive compliments.
We were asked about our likes and dislikes.
Mrs. Whoolery taught us about things that can harm our friendships.
We made necklaces to show off our circles of friends.
Tabatha from the Good Zoo showed us Gaston, a North American kesteral, who loved to talk each time she did.
Belle, a ferret, has cartilage and was very flexible.
We weren't sure what to think about the blue-tongued skink. He uses his blue tongue to scare predators.
Hemione the hedhehog was very prickly, like a Christmas tree.
We saw Rocko, a three banded armadillo. He loves to dig, and curls into a ball for protection.
The last animal we met was Pete, an American Alligator. He uses his color for camoflauge.
We filled the windows, so Anna dressed up like Miss Viola Swamp.
Some of us made hats for the Royal Wedding.
Mrs. Penny Whoolery brought a game of Concentration.
We made Japanese fans.
The fans helped us cool off on a hot day!
We made African masks.
Our suitcase is packed with books about other countries.