Mrs. Openshaw's class learned about Dia de los Muertos during the month of October, and then on November 1st & 2nd, celebrated the holiday by putting together an ofrenda. Students brought pictures of loved ones to be displayed on their class ofrenda, and enjoyed telling their classmates about the person in their picture. They also had the opportunity to eat Pan de Muertos, a sweet eaten and displayed on ofrendas during the holiday. It was a great opportunity for students to learn about another culture, and the way they celebrate their loved ones.
Halloween is always a fun time at Goshen School! The kids and staff all came in such fun costumes, and participated in our annual Halloween Parade. In the afternoon, PTA members and parents came and helped with fun parties in the classes. The teachers would like to thank those parents who are always so willing to help in the classroom so our kids can have fun activities!
We went on our annual Apple Crunch field trip today at Fower's Fruit Ranch. We learned all about the different bugs and how spiders are helpful in an Orchard. We learned about how they keep the trees healthy and how they identify trees that are sick. We were able to see the processing plant and how it works, from apples just leaving the tree to being boxed up or bagged to sell. Then we were treated to a story about apple orchards and we learned the importance of keeping the land healthy.
The kindergarteners went to Jaker’s for their field trip! They had SO much fun! The students were well behaved and represented Goshen by wearing their school shirts. Mrs. Peterson and Ms. Adams even played in the corn pit! We appreciate all the parents who were able to go with us.