So the goose was sent home with the class pet yesterday. We had made no plans and did not know what to do with him exactly. I figured that if we were going to have the class pet lets go wild doing cool stuff. First which was already planned we went to the Trans Siberian orchestra concert and left Bee-Bee in the car so that he would not get lost.
We had a blast at the concert. If they come to your area it is a must see.
Luigi and Bee-Bee were playing bobbin' bumblebee's...I set it up on the table the night before took the picture and during the night the dog came by and grabbed bee from the table. The poor little fellow lost an eye and had some puncture wounds in his head. Terrified what the teacher would say when goose brought back the class pet in such condition I quickly found and ordered a new one on Amazon. Note to self never trust your dog.
Along with them playing the game Luigi brought a note with grow your own candy canes. Inside the box I placed rice some snow and glitter and some sixlets the same colors that the candy canes were going to be. Then we planted them make sure you count them before so you know how many you have ahead of time.
THEY WILL REMEMBER HOW MANY SEEDS YOU PLANTED.
I bought two boxes on candy canes. One at a time I broke off little pieces and put the unbroken end in the snow. If I caught him doing something nice they candy canes would grow. Little by little his behavior helped them grow. Today was day four and he woke up to a full sized candy cane. I didn't remove the wrapper and he said mom why does this one have a wrapper?
Damn kid is too smart for his own good!
I think if all the candy canes grew at the same time we would not be motivated by behavior. This way he has to be good over a number of days.
It's great to see a child actually believe that candy canes can grow in plastic snow due to good behavior. Ahhhh to be a child again!
Here is some pictures I forgot to post about the elf. Day two and three!
Check back later this week for more elf ideas and a lesson on the Night Tree by Eva Bunting!