Sunday, January 29, 2012

Mountain Man Rendezvous

Another term has passed, and along with that comes the next term party. For the first term all of Mapleton School children who didn't get 2 citations went to Trafalga and had a blast. It was actually really stressful for me, but this party for term 2 was AMAZING! For the term 2 party all of the 4th grade was able to participate in a Rendezvous :)

We just finished a unit on the Mountain Men of Utah, such as Jim Bridger, Provost, and Jedediah Smith, which the kids all loved. To celebrate amazing behavior and the learning we just had, the four 4th grade teachers, all worked so hard together, and with amazing help from the principal, the Rendezvous was a success! I had so much fun watching the kids go through the different stations, eat and enjoy company at the trading store, and giving beaver skins to students who wanted to answer a mountain man question. Beaver skins were how each student was able to "buy" anything from the trading store or to do different activities. The stations were nerf guns, buffalo chip throwing, making dream catchers, a frame station, a 3-legged race, throwing beans on a target, walking through a mountainous area (using only construction paper, so creative), and arm wrestling.

I was also so happy that my team members were so helpful with helping me get my room cleaned up and set up for the trading store (Room 18 was a party for sure :) ) The best part was seeing how happy everyone was. Enjoy the pictures!!

 Who Will be the Winner? 

 One student walking through the mountain range 

 Miss Blaisdell is on a mission :) 

 Mountain Men Waiting 

 Lovely Frame 


This was the buffalo chip throwing; one student literally almost pelted me, ha ha 

This day would not have been a success without an amazing 4th grade team, wonderful supportive room mothers and parent volunteers, and of course, excited and full of life 4th graders!

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