Friday, October 24, 2008

Humpty Dumpty needs his Horsemen

Today was Peyton's Humpty Dumpty drop for Kindergarten. All of the children in his class, and the other Kinder class, were given the assignment to create a container to house a raw egg. It had to be strong yet light weight and soft enough to provide cushioning for the egg. This was definitely a homework assignment that screamed "Dad, gets to help". Peyton's teacher, Mrs.Herzog, loved how involved the fathers became. Each dad beamed with pride at his creation. I have to admit there was some pretty extraordinary homes for these tender eggs.

We witnessed parachuting loaves of bread, spring enhanced footballs, jello stuffed Tupperware, and foam blown tennis shoes. Peyton's creation came from moms stock pile of preschool materials. He used a plastic bucket that once contained a pile of buttons, and stuffed it with Pillow batting and feathers. The outside was decorated with a picture of Humpty about to take the plunge. So cute!

Our always adventurous and theatrical principle, Mr. Noesen, then dressed up like a king and climbed to the roof of the school with the help of several dads. The children anxiously waited down below, and chanted the Humpty Dumpty Nursery Rhyme. This was the cue for the launch. As you will see in the following pictures, Peyton's egg was not so lucky. But man what a fun day they had!
The egg safely nestled in the can

Peyton awaits the inevitable

King Principle Noesen

Peyton's egg is about to make the plunge

The kids looking upward and onward

Oh! our poor little egg. Sorry Humpty!


Courtney B said...

cute creation! what a fun event. i love elementary school!
also, love how festive your blog is! it's fun to find more blogs from people we know!

runningfan said...

Ah, that was Zach last year! What fun adventures in kindergarten.

Krista said...

What fun! Totally beats our Kindy's "Monster Parade" at least Humpty Dumpty has some lesson to be learned.