Today we watched Monsters University as a reward for the kids' earning enough shapes to fill all the way up to the top of the water bottle over the past quarter. I had never seen it before, and I loved it on a whole different level than the kids, I think. There are a lot of great jokes throughout that movie that manage to not only show college as it is (so much is universal), but remained completely appropriate the whole way through. I was the only one who laughed out loud when, after the first test, the professor dryly said, "Results will be posted outside my office."
At the end of the day, I showed that episode of Andy Griffith below. I like to think there were a few hearts that melted when we watched it. We followed that up by watching Jack's suggestion of Russian bear tricks. It was a fun day.
Of course, we had to get some work done first--we took a Spelling test, graded our GCL's, and wrote letters to a classmate. Before that, we were treated to a show from the Woodbrook Choir (including many members of the 5-1 class--Katelyn, Catherine, Fish, Lara, Madi, and Kinsen with sound production by our own Jenna).
And before that, when I picked up the kids from Art, I found them drawing 3-D pictures of cakes and pies, getting ready for the fattening holiday season. I have to say, Mrs. Gaw is quite the art teacher. She held a special art class for the teachers after school on Tuesday, where she led us all in painting some pretty cool monochrome beach scenes like this one done by yours truly:
I've never been a watercolor guy--much more a pencils only type--but I have to say this turned out pretty cool.
Before I end, I want to put today's Christmas video on here. Who can forget this scene? This movie is Christmas Day as far as I'm concerned:
At the end of the day, Mrs. Melchi stopped by to take our picture as a class all in our pajamas...