Friday, March 4, 2011

Animal Day!!

"Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom." Psalm 145:3

I can't believe I, I mean we, made it through Animal Day!! Every year the third grade does an extreme unit on Animals- complete with a one page written report, a 60 page binder with Animal characteristics and interesting facts on 35 different animals, and a musical program with costumes, and a luncheon at school!! Really I thought I hated Animal Day until the actual day came and it was so precious when it all came together!! The halls were all decorated with the children's artwork- all animal art of course! The kids did a fantastic job on everything!! They each had to read their animal reports- Will chose to do his report on the Wild Turkey!! He was a bit nervous about giving his report, but he did awesome!!

Then they put on a musical, performed skits, recited Bible verses and animal poems!! Everyone is dressed up in animal costumes or dressed as their character in their skit!! Will was a "hunter" his group performed Aesop's Fable about the Lion and the Mouse!! He was actually quite the performer- I didn't know he had it in him!! :)

Moral: "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."

After the show is my favorite part, lunch!! We eat delicious foods prepared by the parents such as... "bunny nuggets" (chicken nuggets), "monkey brains" (grapes), "dung beetles" (sausage balls), and "cow patties" (double chocolate chip cookies)!! :)

I am so proud of Will and all of his hard work!! I will always remember the many evenings we spent working on animal pictures and interesting facts- we just made it as fun as we could and we learned a lot! God is so good and so amazing!!

Interesting Facts we learned from Animal Day...
~a turkey can fly 55 miles an hour.
~a puffin can dive 200 feet under water to catch a fish.
~a humpback whale's heart weighs 430lbs.
~a sea snakes venom is 10x more poisonous than a rattle snake.

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