Tuesday was the last PALS at the school. Jevan has never gone and when his teacher specifically asked me if he could attend when we were at the parent/teacher interview, and then sent a note home in his backpack, I thought I'd best take him. We had fun and I'm glad I went.
I have no idea what PALS stands for but the kids make crafts, sing songs (we didn't get to because it was running late), and we even had a Chinese dinner the teacher ordered in. Wow there was a TON of food!
Miss Veenstra first explains all the crafts and then you circulate throughout the room to the different craft tables.
I certainly have noticed a big improvement in Jevan's crafting skills. He can now hold scissors and cut really well, and is much better at putting things together.
Here he is making a fish tank.
This little piggy went to market but he changed it to this little "cow" went to market.
On the way back I stopped along the highway and took pictures of the sunset. The smoke from the Gold Bridge fire is sure making things appear different around here.
The fire has grown to 8000 hectares, has 230 firefighters (250 total with support staff), 15 helicopters, and 50 pieces of heavy equipment on it and I believe there's been a few structures lost but I don't know if it's homes, barns, etc. Reports of injured grizzly bears are starting to come in with orders to the RCMP to shoot on sight. They've lost their homes too and after surviving the fire they are shot, really a sad situation. The fire has been reported as "human set" and I hope this makes whomever did it think twice!