Best. Ceremony. Ever. Thank you to every parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, sibling and friend who showed up to celebrate their Teddy Bear Class student graduate. The turn out was amazing and the event a total success. I love my flowers, Felicia Ann, and my Iced Tea Drink Cup with an awesome quote, Heather Waddle
Aloha! Our end of the school year HAWAIIAN LUAU for all children who’ve earned their “Pin of Honor” was a total success!
With traditional Hawaiian music playing in the background we began our festivities by playing with Beach Balls and Hula Hoops and creating fabulous looking Sun Visors earning a Treat Bag. And then we participated in a Limbo event & performed our Hula Dance routine. After that, we sang our wonderful Humuhumunukunukuapu’a song about the famous Hawaiian fish while wearing our Fish Hats earning a variety of ocean creatures. This led us to our feast of Hawaiian Pizza, Barbecue Chips, Whale Crackers, Colorful Jell-O, Fruit Kabobs, Sprinkled Cupcakes, Chocolate Pretzel Rods and Hawaiian Punch. And a special thank you to Aiden for bringing a pineapple and mangoes…yum and how apropos–Christine Hagedorn. Aloha!
Happy day before Cinco de Mayo (Cuatro de Mayo)! An excuse to gorge on chips and salsa…I’m in. We’re a school that believes in no holiday left behind—so Cinco de Mayo may be on a Saturday, but we still found a way to celebrate it at school. We enjoyed Mariachi music throughout the day and dancing the Mexican Hat Dance. SO FUN! Then we satisfied our palates with cheese quesadilla’s topped with sour cream, corn and chips with spicy salsa, bean and ranch dip. And then we quenched our thirst with fruit juice—a fabulous fiesta!
Happy Easter! Be on the lookout for bunny tracks! We know the Easter bunny was already here because he filled our baskets full of treats. And according to his note he hid candy-filled eggs for us to search for—yay!!! Our party started off by dancing to the “Bunny Hop”— hopping our bunny feet all the way to play “Pin the Tail on the Bunny” where we got to win a soft bunny friend. And then we did the movement activity “I am Bunny Pink Ears” earning a treat. And then we engaged in a romping good time playing “Bunny Bingo” and “Bunny Match” earning a present. Then it was on to our special snack feast of carrots with Ranch dip, colorful eggs we dyed, cheddar bunny crackers, chips, spring cupcakes, Easter cookies, yummy applesauce and berry juice. After we gorged our little bodies we remembered that the Easter bunny had visited and hunted for Easter eggs! Sugar high here we come!
Happy Easter to all you little bunnies out there.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Go Green or Go Home. The wee little folk in the Teddy Bear class had our traditional Irish music playing all morning, and proudly wore our personally crafted shamrock headbands most of the day. Unfortunately, we didn’t catch a leprechaun this year—those little rascals are just too quick. They also made a big mess in our play room—jeez! But they did leave us some rather delicious green rainbow candy treats, which made their antics forgivable. Our festivities included a wild shamrock match game, earning treat cups, and a find the Shamrock search game, winning bubbles. And then, after we watched Green Eggs and Ham we all earned a cute mini leprechaun hat. We listened to the story “The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever” right before we feasted on green cream cheese celery sticks, green Jell-O, green apples, green applesauce, green chips with green dip, Lucky Charms cereal, frosted shamrock cookies, scrumptious festive cupcakes and green punch. It was a magically delicious day.
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Once again we celebrated our pinkalicious Teddy Bear class affair by reading the stories: “Pinkalicious Flower Girl “and “Valentine Cats”, and playing a riveting Valentine Match Game; earning a special Teddy Bear Friend! Afterward we played Find the Valentine, and won a Treat Bag. Then we sang “I Love You” with Barney and checked out our special valentines from our classmates. Then it was on to devouring cookies we decorated ourselves, cupcakes, sweethearts, frosted cookies, vanilla pudding, red juicy apples, Danimals Yogurt Smoothies, fruit punch and special cupcakes from Mindy Lyn & Shane Mariluch, and sprinkled soft cookies from Breann Montz. Thank you—both were a big hit. And then we proceeded to enjoy watching a valentine movie: Madly Madagascar! Thank you to all the kids and their parents, the Valentines were spectacular this year! HAPPY VALENTINE’S TO ALL. I hope all your celebrations are as special.