We had SO much fun! First, we colored our Independence Day Teddy Bear Plaques, and then we played a Patriotic Cupcake Memory Game, and a 4th of July Bingo Game—winning prizes and treats! And then we had the best time participating in a fun Balloon Toss game with red, white, and blue water balloons—earning a 4th of July popsicle. Then we created a U. S. A. Flag Cake to enjoy at our Traditional Independence Day Picnic along with Submarine Sandwiches, Chips, Jell-O, and Watermelon.
Celebrating our end of the school year HAWAIIAN LUAU for all students who’ve earned their “Pin of Honor” was a total blast! With traditional Hawaiian music playing in the background, we began our festivities, doing a hula dance and coloring a wooden fish to earn a flamingo friend. Then we played Aloha Bingo earning a toy shark. Then we decorated our Sun Visors and won a treat bag and performed our Humuhumunukunukuapua’a song (wearing our Fish Hats), earning a splash ball. After that we had the best time doing the Limbo Activity. This led us to our feast of Hawaiian Pizza, Potato Chips, Jell-O, Fruit Kabobs, Sprinkled Cupcakes and Hawaiian Punch. After our delicious meal we relaxed and watched a fun Movie. Aloha!
Aside from creating cool sports bookmarks and playing fun games from Candyland to Balloon War Cards, we’ve been learning how to play a variety of sports; baseball, basketball, bowling, ping pong, frisbee, golf, football, volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, scoop ball, velcro-catch and soccer; ending theme with a traditional ballgame feast of Cracker Jack’s and peanuts. What fun it has been!
We once again celebrated by enjoying Mariachi music throughout the day and dancing the Mexican Hat Dance. And we got to earn treat bags—YAY! Then we satisfied our palates with cheese quesadillas and chips with Tostitos salsa and salsa con queso dips, and orange juice—a delicious experience.
And not only did he fill our Easter Baskets full of fun treats, but he also hid candy-filled eggs for us to search for! Our party started off by doing an adorable “Easter Craft” and performing the Bunny Hop Dance all the way to play “Pin the Tail on the Bunny” where we got to win a Treat Bag. And then we did the movement activity “I am Bunny Pink Ears” earning a Chocolate Bunny Treat. And then we engaged in a romping good time playing “Bunny Match” earning a Soft Bunny Friend. Then it was on to our special snack feast of baby carrots, bunny crackers, colorful fruit roll-ups, graham teddy bears, tangerines, potato chips, Easter cupcakes, sprinkled cookies, unicorn Jell-O, pink lemonade, and our own Easter Eggs that we decorated! And then we went on our Easter Egg Hunt! What an awesome party!!!
Top o’ the Morning! 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. But no, we did not catch a leprechaun this year—I know! We really had high hopes. Those little rascals are just too quick. And they once again made a big mess on the playground! They did leave us some rather delicious green rainbow candy treats however, which made up for their shenanigans. We started our day by Decorating a Shamrock Cookie & Created a Silly Leprechaun Owl Magnet Craft. Then we Played a Lucky Coin Toss Game (winning a Leprechaun Toy & St. Patrick’s Day Glasses), a St. Patrick’s Day Bingo Game (winning a Rainbow Lollipop), and a St. Patrick’s Day Memory Game (winning a Treat Bag). We got to also watch Green Eggs and Ham and listen to the story “Lizzie the Lazy Leprechaun” before feasting on green Jell-O, green apples, green applesauce drinks, Lucky Charms cereal, green cream cheese filled celery sticks, cheddar cheese sticks, avocado chips with guacamole dip, frosted shamrock cookies, scrumptious festive shamrock cupcakes, and rainbow fruit roll-ups , followed by green apple juice. And then we enjoyed a special St. Patrick’s Day movie.
For our pinkalicious affair we painted a WOODEN HEART CRAFT and DECORATED A HEART COOKIE to win a Heart Tube of M&M’s. Then we played a riveting HEART MATCH GAME and won 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 Valentine cupcakes, grape Jell-O, delicious red apples, Scooby Doo snacks, sweethearts, fun dip, rainbow fruit roll-ups, potato chips, strawberry D’animal smoothies and pink milk. 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 NEW YEAR! We had the best Pajama Day New Year’s Party! We listened to Auld Lang Syne, talked about the countdown celebrations around the world on New Year’s Eve, and played a riveting game of Winter Go-Fish, earning a treat cup of surprises! Then we heard the story The Night Before New Year’s Eve, and enjoyed feasting on pancakes with syrup, strawberries, and whipped cream! Then we sipped cocoa with marshmallows and munched on popcorn while watching The Polar Express. We then got a little silly and had an indoor snowball throw competition. And then to settle down we heard the winter story, “Sadie and the Snowman” to get us excited about our new season and new year.
Merry Christmas!🎄🎅🎁🍕Feliz Navidad! We had a magical celebration. First, we put on our Christmas necklaces and created a Holiday CRAFT BAG, and then we heard the LITTLE CHRISTMAS ELF story and sang the Winnie the Pooh version of The Twelve Days of Christmas. We added our Santa hats to sing Raffi’s It Must Be Santa, which then motivated us to put on our bell adorned reindeer antlers and perform Jim Reeves Jingle Bells. Then we danced around the tables to Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. And then we played games! We played THE PIZZA WALK (earning a Present & Chocolate Santa), and then THE HOLIDAY MEMORY GAME (earning a Prize—a soft Santa Bear) and then THE BEAN BAG TOSS HOPSCOTCH (earning a treat bag). Then we had fun getting involved in a CHRISTMAS COOKIE DECORATING contest (winning Stickers). Then it was time for our HI PIZZA MAN story to prepare us for our surprise delivery person! This year it was SANTA! And then on to our huge feast of pizza, mini apples, raisins, fruit roll-ups, chips, s’mores pudding, Christmas tree cookies that we made, and chocolate milk. Our bellies were more than satisfied. To wind down the day’s festivities we watched “Olive the Other Reindeer” opened our stockings that Santa filled last night and then heard the adorable story SIX SNOWY SHEEP, and then finally took a long hard winters nap. As the big man in the red suit always says, “Merry Christmas to all…and to all a good night.” P.S. A special thank you to a few parents who made this the BEST CHRISTMAS PARTY EVER! Thank you to Ann Frisius & Ben Frisius who helped make this year extra special by having Santa delivery our pizza, and to Amy and Bob for the cool Pez dispensers (and Amazon gift card for me), and to Heather Waddle and Jimmy for the yummy chocolate treats (and mug, caramels and Amazon gift card for me)! I really feel like I am blessed with the best job, and surrounded by so much love. Merry Christmas everyone! #KidsFirstXmas2021