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Wednesday, October 25, 2017


This is why I LOVE Carolyn Kisloski!  She wrote this blog today and you will 
see why I wish my grandchildren could have been in her classroom.  Her 
husband is a superintendent, and wouldn't you LOVE to work in his district!!!  
This is a memory the children will never forget!  More precious than a test score!

My sweet husband came in to my classroom on his way to an afternoon meeting to carve our pumpkin. But this was no ordinary pumpkin, let me tell you. That morning, I told my class that they have been SO good that Mr. Kisloski picked out a special, magic pumpkin for them. They all clapped. It was precious.

After much chatter all day about the magic pumpkin, Mr. Kisloski came in after lunch. First of all, it was noted that he was bigger than I am. That was a good thing for them to notice- since I am 5'4" and he is 6'2". (One boy said, "You aren't bigger than 239! (meaning his BUS) and Jeff said, "Well, pretty close! (thinking he meant his weight...) Oh the conversation confusion with five year olds.

Anyway, the night before, Jeff prepared our magic pumpkin by cutting the bottom and cleaning out the insides. We packed it full of small, wrapped candies, and then put the bottom back on, holding it together with toothpicks. The children never knew that the bottom had been "tampered with" and the pumpkin appeared to be untouched. (Yes, it was $3...)

The children decided on a happy pumpkin face, and the fun began. We talked about what would be inside the pumpkin and how our hands would be dirty from the slimy, squishy insides.

Then this happened...

I wish you could hear this moment! :)

Everyone got to eat a piece of candy and take home three in a baggie, while we (meaning Jeff) finished carving the pumpkin.

What fun! I just wanted to pass it on, in case you wanted some magic of your own.

We have so many ideas like this in our monthly Happies packets. Feel free to check out the previews for our packets each month. Our packets are FULL of ideas to bring happiness to your classroom. You can find these at Dr. Jean’s website or at my TpT Store!