Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Monday Adventures

We had another wonderful, busy Monday! Praise the Lord; my class went great! Our theme was “Things Are Not As They Seem” in honor of April Fool’s Day. The students entered the room to find that I had grown a mustache over the week, among other odd happenings. A rock through the window, a can of paint lying on it’s side with its yellow contents spilling out, an egg I was all too eager to drop on someone’s head…Yes, these were all gags! I handed out pet fake ants, google eyes glasses, bright funny hats, and mustaches for them to keep. We tried on silly masks, I read the children’s book “Duck Soup,” and performed a bit of “magic.”

This magic trick wowed me when I was a kid, and it wowed my students today! You need a partner to pull it off. Agree on a signal ahead of time in secret. Ours was to scratch our cheek. One of you leaves the room. You can even have someone stand guard to make sure those in the room can’t be heard. Everyone agrees on an item to be “it.” Once the item is decided upon, the person is summoned back in. Their partner begins asking a series of questions, “Is it Billy’s shirt? Is it that book on the table? Is it the clock?” When the partner is about to pick the real item she gives the signal to tip the other person off. In this way you can guess correctly every time. We also switched places and had her leave the room while I stayed and then asked the questions and did the signal. The kids were begging to know how we did it!

After co-op, Greg and I ran a ton of errands while Kylen played at a friend’s house. We ate dinner at a very good Italian restaurant in Post Falls called Mangia. Ever been there, Karla? They make their own pasta from scratch. Mmmmmm!

As for painting Kylen’s room, we still have one more coat which Greg is planning to do tonight. What a big job this has been! I'll post pics when it's finished!


A Romantic Porch said...

I can't wait to see the pictures of his room.

Pasta from scratch.Wow!

Karla Cook @ Roads to Everywhere said...

Fun post!

Haven't been to Mangia. Haven't even heard of it. What street is it on?