|We ran into one of Kendra's besties in the corn maze. The sheen of sweat on them indicates the heat, right???|
This year, Kendra decided to trick or treat for canned goods instead of candy. Actually, she did more than that. She chose to do this as a value project for her Personal Progress for Young Women in church, and she proposed to her principal that it become a school-wide project. She met with the principal, who loved the idea, and then it became the first project for the new Leadership Club. They did posters, went on the announcements, made flyers, and hyped-up the "cans instead of candy" campaign. She collected 62 food items, and the school had more than 500 items collected for a local food bank.
|The dog throws her off--she looks like Dorothy, but she's actually Wendy Darling from Peter Pan|
|People in the neighborhood were really kind and supportive to Kendra as she collected cans!|
|My first costume of the season--I was a "Party Animal" at our church party|
Red Ribbon Week always falls on Halloween week-=which makes for a ton of dressing up. This time was especially exhausting, but also fun!
|On Jersey Day, this cutie surprised me by wearing my team!!|
|Nerd day was fun!|
|We had a Science Hat Vocabulary Parade and my team decided to be Mad Scientists. Yep, that's my real hair, all hair-sprayed up and crazy!|
This was an odd thing for me---this year Kendra was invited to a Halloween party and I had one, too, on the same night. It was weird for us to be at our own different parties!! Just the beginning, I know...
|Kendra with two friends at her party--Cookie Monster was the hostess.|
|The whole group! It was a super fun party, according to Kendra! The mom did a Fear Factor game with them, they got to spray paint on their fence (on butcher paper), there was a trampoline, great food, great decorations, and GREAT kids.|
|On my way to my party---from the feedback I received, I make a pretty awesome Maleficent. I wonder if my students agree with the "wicked queen" label... ;-)|