The Reaper!

Ysabela was beyond thrilled to receive her scythe today via FedEx.  Mike the Magnificent crafted the prop with loving care and amazing attention to detail.  The FedEx delivery gal said she and the other workers had speculated that one of the boxes contained a boomerang due to the shape!  Hope nobody placed a bet on that.

Ysabela opened the boxes very carefully, then we took the still-wrapped scythe into my room so she could remove the tape and get to the good stuff.  Mike the Magnificent had included a couple of surprises—the skull’s eyes actually light up!  He had also crafted a sword as an extra prop.  I’m surprised that Mike didn’t hear the “Ysabela shriek” all the way across the country when she finally got everything out.

The process of unveiling was nerve-racking to watch!

The process of unveiling was nerve-racking to watch!

Preliminary view....

Preliminary view….

Happy kid=happy mom

Happy kid=happy mom

The eyes light up!

The eyes light up!

She is loving the sword!

She is loving the sword!

We appreciate all of the work Mike put into Ysabela’s props for Comic Con.  If you need any props for role playing, you need to find Mike of Crypticus Designs.  He’s in North Carolina, but he can make anything.  Of that I am certain!

Props for Teaching

In Spanish class I sometimes use props. My favorite group relates to food. I teach the vocabulary along with the food items. Later in the unit, I hand out shopping lists for the students, and we play store.

Here's a shot of the vocabulary to be learned.

Here’s a shot of the vocabulary to be learned.

I collect containers all year long!

I collect containers all year long!