On Friday, Ms. Riley tried to surprise the giraffes by having her brother Matt come in as a mystery reader, but then the tables were turned and SHE ended up being surprised as well! In addition to her brother, Ms. Riley's mom also came in and they brought some surprise gifts for Ms. Riley and the giraffes.
In addition to adopting a giraffe on behalf of our class through the World Wildlife Fund, they got us a giant 5 ft. tall giraffe for our classroom!
After giving us our amazing gifts, Matt read us a fairy tale adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk titled "Trust Me, Jack's Beanstalk Stinks! Jack and the Beanstalk as told By the Giant". One of the giraffes said she could feel the floor shake when Matt said "Fee Fie Foe Fum!"
After the story, we got to play some games and even do some measuring with Matt while Mrs. Riley took lots of pictures! We loved our visitors, and Ms. Riley is incredibly grateful to her family for giving us an awesome end to our week :) Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!