Curriculum Fair Fun with YoYo’s – Wordless/Wordful Wednesday

Last week Princess Nagger’s school had a Curriculum Fair – basically an open house where you wander through the school checking out the classrooms your child spends the most time in, with their most fun/prominent work on display.  First stop was Princess Nagger’s main classroom and her desk’o’stuff:

I was able to get a quick shot of a couple of her fellow classmates desks with their habitat projects proudly displayed:

Her Alligator Habitat Project made it safe and sound with its trip on the bus:

I was only able to get a closer shot of two of her classmates habitat projects before getting pulled in multiple directions:

I thought it was very clever covering the outside of the box with leopard print material for the leopard habitat, don’t you?

Princess Nagger wanted me to make sure I got a shot of their ‘Spicy Words’ board – according to Princess Nagger,  “Spicy words are big words that you can use in a story and make it sound good.”  I’ll take her word for it:

Next she wanted me to take a picture of her playing in the classroom cupboards…alrighty then:

Next we visited her Gifted Program classroom – and of course I was negligent in taking any pictures before we headed off to her art classroom.  She wanted me to be sure to get a shot of the 4th grader’s art project – she’s excited to see that when she’s in 4th grade she’ll finally be allowed to make a clay dinosaur:

But the highlight of the evening (for Princess Nagger) ws running into her BFF (who’s a third grader and a full head taller than PN) and standing in a line for half an hour to purchase a Ned YoYo.  You read that right – a YoYo.  That was her favorite part.  Well, that and trying to figure out how to get the YoYo’s to work right while standing in the middle of the art classroom as I’m nervously watching and making sure they don’t send the YoYo’s off into some poor student’s hard work:

Apparently the YoYo fun made the hubby nostalgic for all the YoYo tricks he used to do way back when – so he’s ordered himself a top-of-the-line (if there is such a thing) YoYo to teach Princess Nagger how to do tricks with – something about this particular YoYo will ‘sleep’ for 12 minutes.  I smell some blog fodder coming on.  Do you know any YoYo tricks?


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About Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)

After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance and I chose to become a SAHM and WAHM - I love every minute of it. We added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension to our family. We have an eclectic mix of pets: dogs, cats, birds and fish. I love to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, I take on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. My favorite, of course, is making my own wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway. I blog about the joys of parenting, family, friends, life, love and anything else that strikes my fancy. I do enjoy doing reviews and giveaways for products I use, believe in and can stand behind.
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75 thoughts on “Curriculum Fair Fun with YoYo’s – Wordless/Wordful Wednesday

  1. This looks like so much fun!!! I miss doing things like this in school, can’t wait to do things like this with my girls!

  2. Great job! One of my sons had to do one of these of some rare type of lizard once (that was interesting!) and the other had to do polar bears.

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am definitely interested to see if the impending yo-yo experience generates a blog post. Or two or three.

  4. What a fun classroom, love the habitat’s. Yoyo’s I was never very good with them, but had friends that were.

  5. Wow! Your DD’s sure a creative gal. Love her works! And it sure looked lots of fun to go to your DD’s open house.

  6. Looks like a fun night, but made my eye twitch a bit… I teach at a Magnet school, so curriculum fairs and tours are a big part of our recruiting… and dioramas… I detest dioramas, even though the kids love to make them… no place to store them! That alligator habitat does look fabulous, though!

  7. Awesome pics!!! 🙂 I love the one of her in the cubbies! New follower! 🙂

  8. The school activity looked so much fun! And the yoyo – I was pretty good at playing yoyo. How about some loop-the-loop and walking the dog tricks? Oh, those were the days!
    Thanks for visiting my blo.

  9. i love the school projects, the lit’l aligator haven and the cheetah shadow box. makes me wants kids around to share these thing w/. only gifts my dogs leave me are ones that I get to pick up w/ paper towels. ungrateful beasts!

  10. how cute! i love the dioramas. and the spicy word board! when i first saw the spicy word board, I thought, “what? the teacher is teaching them slang and/or naughty (adult) words?!?” haha. then i read your description and was relieved.

  11. A clay dinosaur? That will be paradise for your little girl!! I like that spicy words board, so much in fact, that I think I’ll set one up in my study and try use fancy new words in blog posts each week.