Fall Festival a Big Hit at Eastland Elementary School
“Fall Festival” was a big hit with the Kindergarten, First and Second graders this year. The teacher’s organized a wonderful morning of fun and movement, problem solving, team building and a few surprises. Teachers welcomed each grade as they weaved their way from classroom, to gymnasium, to cafeteria, to participate in the next event.
Just a few of the many activities included:
When student’s arrived in Ms. Wood’s classroom they joined around a circle to play “hot pumpkin” (a spin off the game “hot potato”). This fast paced game kept the students engaged while also providing entertainment in the form of some family friendly fall tunes. Music and giggles filled the air in Room 119. The students really enjoyed being together to celebrate, have fun, and focus on their classroom community.
The students entered a dark room with eerie music when Mrs. Tigges surprised the children making a “special” stew with bats flying overhead! The screams and giggles got everyone in a festive mood! The children then cheered each other on as their team worked together during several Apple Activities.
When the students arrived at Mrs. Wilkinson’s room, the students had to use different strategies to Frisbee toss an old straw hat over a pumpkin. Then all the students listened intently to the story I’m Coming Up The Stairs.
In Mr. Erbsen’s Room we did a Corn Relay Race. In this activity the students had to fill their cup full with corn and race down to the funnel. There they had to figure out some sort of strategy to get the cup full of corn to go through the funnel the fastest. Some found that by pouring just a little in at a time worked best while others found that using their fingers to help it through the funnel also worked. Those that dumped the cup full of corn in the funnel struggled the most to get it all to go through quickly. The team who fill the container first was the winner.
In Mrs. Callaway’s class the students had a great time dancing and moving. She loves her music and feels that children need to move and express themselves. Music is the best way to do that. We all had fun doing the Goofy Hat Dance , counting to 100 by line counting, and rocking to Tooty Ta. By the end of the time we were all “Dancing Stars!”
Mrs. Payette invited the classes to the gym to play a tag game called Ghosts, Bats and Witches. It was so much fun to see all those smiling faces running and laughing! A good time was had by all!
A special fall snack was served and stories shared as children told of their fun day.