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Monday, September 14, 2009

A Scrumdiliumptious Day

As promised, my 3rd graders had their chocolate themed party to celebrate Roald Dahl's birthday and finishing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. They are kinda obsessed with the book now. They come up with new plans for it everyday. One day after reading a few chapters they decided we should make it into our class play so that we could perform it for PTA night. One little boy would make the perfect Charlie. He's really little and has the Charlie spirit we all decided. Most everyone else wanted to be an Oompa Loompa. Except for me who the children decided would have to play Willie Wonka himself. I was the tallest one was their reasoning.

Friday was sort of a crazy day. We had a practice test that took up most of the morning and then they went with the AIG teacher in the afternoon for a math lesson. So we basically did Charlie and the Chocolate Factory themed lessons the rest of the time. We finished up the book right in time for Fun Friday. It all fell into place better than I ever could have planned since when I started the book I had no idea that Roald's birthday was coming up on September 13th.

The menu consisted of:
  • Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting and sprinkles and Everlasting Gobstoppers
  • Orange Slices (nothing to do with the book but our school gets healthy snacks each day)
  • Snozberry Juice (actually mixed berry, but keeping up with the theme I told them it had snozberries in it. They believed me.)

The kids enjoyed themselves but were a little disappointed when they found out that their Everlasting Gobstoppers didn't last forever and didn't change flavors once a week like Willie Wonka had promised.