The Chinese New Year starts February 19th so all classes will have a chance to share the book in the next few weeks.
The big project for the afternoon was starting their February calendar. This idea came from Pinterest.
Lucky I will not be there for the messy part-stamping their hand in red paint and turning their handprints into cardinals. It looks like a 3 day project to me since they only got branches glued on today.
Of course free time was a big hit and all were engaged in some fun activity. But little did they know that a really BIG surprise awaited them later in the afternoon.
Just as I was leaving the Viktor Viking van pulled into the parking lot.
Viktor the Viking is the official mascot of the Minnesota Vikings football team.
He was making a surprise visit to the school for an assembly on bullying. I am sure the crowd will go wild with this visit!
Speaking of football check out this link to an amazing array of Healthy Recipes for upcoming Game Day. There are some 50 recipes to choose from and I posted some pictures. They all looked quite yummy.