This week our theme was snow so we made snow globes and snowman ornaments for the Christmas tree. The snow globes were just made out of mason jars we had kicking around the office. I glued a present decoration to the lid with a glue gun and then the kids added glitter, lots and lots of glitter in some cases, and water. If I did it again, I would use a different ornament because they were hard to see but it was all I could find in town. The kids still enjoyed shaking them and watching the glitter fall.
The ornaments were made out of clear Christmas balls we also had kicking around the office. We just added white, shredded up tissue paper to the inside and then added a snowman face with a sharpie and some paint. So cute!
If you are looking for a cute snow book, “Dream Snow” by Eric Carle is a good one. The children really enjoyed it.
On Oct 28th and Nov 4th, 2013 the At Home Alone program was held for students in grades 4,5, 6 at the Carlyle elementary school. The program teaches children how to stay at home alone safely for short periods of time by instructing street safety, fire and kitchen safety and basic first aid. Students are taught what situations they can handle on their own, which require an adult and when to call 911.
A big thank you to the Carlyle RCMP, Volunteer Fire Dept. and Supreme Ambulance for sharing your knowledge with the children!
Check out some of our awesome auction items donated to the 2013 CFY Festival of Trees!!! Special thanks so far to: FYI Doctors, North American Lumber, Merit Ford, MJ Rentals, TCA Marketing, Carlyle RV and Leisure, Kings Department Stores, Fabers Electric, South East Electric, Michael’s Coffee Shop and Bakery.
If you are interested in donating an auction item: There is still time!!! All donations are eligible for a tax receipt. Please call 306-453-2666.
This week our theme at playroom was cats. We made some cats out of heart shaped construction paper as well as cat masks out of paper plates.
We were also lucky enough to have some birthday cake and ice cream on Tuesday. Thanks to the little guy and his family for allowing us to help celebrate his birthday with him. The kids really enjoyed it.
A jack-o’-lantern (sometimes also spelled Jack O’Lantern) is typically a carved pumpkin. It is associated chiefly with the holiday Halloween. Typically the top is cut off, and the inside flesh then scooped out; an image, usually a monstrous face, is carved onto the outside surface, and the lid replaced. During the night, a candle is placed inside to illuminate the effect. The term is not particularly common outside North America, although the practice of carving lanterns for Halloween is.
In folklore, the myth says that Jack was getting chased by some villagers from whom he had stolen, when he met the Devil, who claimed it was time for him to die. However, the thief stalled his death by tempting the Devil with a chance to bedevil the church-going villagers chasing him.
Jack told the Devil to turn into a coin with which he would pay for the stolen goods (the Devil could take on any shape he wanted); later, when the coin/Devil disappeared, the Christian villagers would fight over who had stolen it. The Devil agreed to this plan. He turned himself into a silver coin and jumped into Jack’s wallet, only to find himself next to a cross Jack had also picked up in the village. Jack had closed the wallet tight, and the cross stripped the Devil of his powers; and so he was trapped.
Jack only lets the Devil go when he agrees never to take his soul. After a while the thief died, as all living things do. Of course, his life had been too sinful for Jack to go to heaven; however, the Devil had promised not to take his soul, and so he was barred from Hell as well. Jack now had nowhere to go. He asked how he would see where to go, as he had no light, and the Devil mockingly tossed him an ember that would never burn out from the flames of hell. Jack carved out one of his turnips (which was his favorite food), put the ember inside it, and began endlessly wandering the Earth for a resting place.
He became known as “Jack of the Lantern”, or Jack-o’-Lantern.
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