Tuesday, August 26, 2008
We had a grand time this morning in the Old West. After discussing what life might have been like a hundred years ago, we learned how to do a line dance.
There were a lot of laughs as the sheriff was poked everywhere but his badge.
So we practiced jumping rattlesnakes trying not to get bit. Of course, I had to practice too.
After a full day of dancing and watching out for rattlers and catching dogies, it was time to sit by the campfire and sing songs like: Home, home on the Range, I've Been Working on the Railroad, Do Your Ears Hang Low, and playing BINGO with our kazoo. The full day made us soooo hungry that we really enjoyed our smores and sassparilla or cactus juice before leaving for greener pastures.
Be sure to check out the slideshow of pictures of all the countries at the top right of this blog.
Thank you to all who attended and to those who made this month of traveling possible. NYSCA and Buffalo Council of the Arts, Rotary Club, Quality Markets, The Shoops, The Dennerleins, anonymous donors and most of all the Lakewood Memorial Library personnel!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
"Dear Mrs. Robbison, I'm so glad your my piano teacher. Your the Best!!!! Nobody could EVER replase you." (I didn't correct her spelling.) She drew a big smiley and signed it "Sincerely, Taylor"
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Hola! We traveled to Mexico today. The children brought in their handmade or purchased maracas and they each received a maraca pen. Mary brought in some jewelry, castanets, sombrero, and ponchos from Mexico.
Friday, August 15, 2008
The children learned part of the Troika dance. That was a lot of fun, especially with the five-year olds who were still wondering what a Troika was.They listened to a story about Ivan and his frog bride while they colored their sleighs. We played Caraway, Caraway with the Flight of the Bumblebee as our time keeper. That was the hit of the day.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Playing with African toys.