On Tuesday, Oct. 25, members of the Vavenby Strong Start class finished making their Hallowe’en popsicle ghosts. Then they made mosaics from shaving cream. The cream was sprayed on a plate, drops of food colouring were applied, small pieces of paper were placed on top, and then the child tapped around on the paper for the final result.
The majority of children in this Strong Start class are very young so story time, gym time and action songs have been removed from the agenda. There is lots of free time to learn to play with others, projects made for this age group, and healthy snack time.
The primary class did a lot of activities from Oct. 24 to 28 to get ready for Hallowe’en. There were stories each day about Hallowe’en – about pumpkins, witches, ghosts, and about trick or treating. The students – mainly the Grade 2 children – wrote about their favourite parts of Hallowe’en and everyone drew pictures about it.
On the artistic side the class created paper skeleton puppets and painted black cat sunset pictures.
On Thursday, Oct. 27, the children carved pumpkins. First they looked at various carving designs on the computer and then practiced the face on paper that they wanted before drawing it on their pumpkin. For carving purposes the children used a jagged edge carving tool. Each child tried to complete the jack o’ lantern on his own but was given help when necessary. There is a plan to roast the seeds.
On Wednesday, Oct. 26, it was the return of the community potluck lunches at the Vavenby church. Approximately 25 people came out to this first one, including some from Clearwater.
They enjoyed a large variety of food and desserts to choose from, including a soup made by Colleen Rothwell and a rice/bean casserole by Karen Moilliet.
These potluck lunches are open to everyone, including small children. They are held on the last Wednesday of every month from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. Come on out and enjoy yourself.