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.
Let the Reindeer Games begin! Merry Christmas and Feliz Navidad! We had an outrageous time full of all sorts of shenanigans! First, we painted an ornament. And then off to hear the “Little Christmas Elf” story and sing the Winnie the Pooh version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” And then we performed the Jim Reeves’ “Jingle Bells”, wearing our Santa Hats; which encouraged us to dance around the tables to “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”. Then we sang Raffi’s “It Must Be Santa.” And then the silliness began. We played THE PIZZA WALK (earning a present), and then a HOLIDAY MEMORY GAME (earning a yummy sweet treat bag) and then a BEAN BAG TOSS HOPSCOTCH (earning a holiday bag of fun). Then we had fun getting involved in a CHRISTMAS COOKIE DECORATING contest (winning a chocolate Santa). Then it was time for our HI PIZZA MAN story to prepare us for our surprise delivery person—who wasn’t a Pizza Snake like we suspected, but Rudolph…even better! And then on to our huge feast of; Pizza, fresh Mandarin oranges, peanuts, raisins, fruit snacks and tortilla chips with dip,
chocolate pudding and fruit punch. 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 took a long hard winters nap. As the big man in the red suit says, “Merry Christmas to all…and to all a good night.”
Happy Turkey Day, you little turkeys out there! Our little turkeys had a gobble of a good time. We had created our own little Cookie Turkeys: using Oreo cookies, Rollo’s, malt balls and candy corn for our edible decoration and created pine cone turkey centerpieces to take home. For our events; we played the game: “Turkey-Turkey”, winning a prize bag, and then we sat down to savor a yummy feast of turkey, olives, raisins, mixed nuts, blueberries, juicy apples, cheddar cheese cubes, fresh grapes, cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, mandarin oranges, frosted harvest cookies, brownie bites, cornbread, pumpkin pie, cranberry juice and eggnog. And then we got to relax our little turkey bellies by watching A Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving and The Mayflower Voyagers. This year I am thankful to all of my past preschool parents who have supported me on my relocation to Chico, their kids who I miss every day and to my new preschool parents who have been super supportive and conscientious, raising incredible, funny and intelligent little turkeys; full of character and charm. I am grateful to all of you and look forward to the year ahead. Thank you!!!