Students dressed up like the heroes in the Bible they were studying. The highlights had to be when "Sarah" walked in pregnant, and when we were informed by one second grader that it was believed Mary Magdalene was a prostitute.
We threw the volleyball to Mandy and instructed her to "model through" as she passed it back to us. It's a common concept Tyra practices with all of her top models. Mandy went for it and totally nailed it!
I have high hopes that this song will finally be out of my head after tonight! Cambridge held a fundraiser called "Dancing with the Cambridge Stars" My class and I did a jazz routine. It was definitely a hit. At one point I had a solo. I was so caught up in the moment of stardom that I totally forgot the next dance move! I am fairly certain that my dance career has just begun.
Practice hike before the Grand Canyon. We were the only ones on the trails with backpacks and matching boots. Everyone else thought we were sweet. They didn't know all we had stuffed in them were pillows...
Grandma Koppenhofer has the best Easter Egg Hunts. Each plastic egg has money in it. The older kids shake each egg when they are hunting to find the ones with dollar bills. The younger kids get the rejects:)
A massive storm system traveled east across the U.S. today... and Meg and I happened to be driving to NC at the same time. We literally drove with the storm the entire 14 hour trip. There were over 9 tornadoes that touched down in NC and VA just as we arrived. As we drove, we reviewed everything we new about tornado safety, just in case we ran into one. It was then we realized that everything we "knew" about tornadoes we learned on either Twister or Wizard of Oz. Lucky for us, we didn't actually see one.
The first warm day of spring meant that all of the hibernating Chicagoans were finally outside. I biked to the park, watched a flag football tournament, took a nap, read a book, and got a nice sunburn. Spring is the best.
A mixture of The Amazing Race and a picture scavenger hunt. The twelve clues led us all over downtown Chicago. From Buckingham Fountain to the Harold Washington Library to the Chicago Cultural Center, we traveled over six miles on foot to complete the challenge.
Floor seats to a Bulls game was an awesome way to spend a Tuesday evening. It was a close game, but the Bulls beat Phoenix by 2 (or 3.. I can't remember). The game was exciting, but we had just as much fun memorizing the LuvaBulls cheers, gator clapping for Joakim Noah, and spotting "famous" people in the stands.
My students and I created this game to pass the time while we wait for their parents to pick them up. The point is to have your body become a themed "gate" and to not let the other students pass. I believe in this picture I am the "Crazy Frenchman Gate."