End of the Year Shenanigans

by Chrissie Wainright on May 16th, 2013
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May has been an insanely busy month so far.  The end of the year really surprised me, even though I’ve known we just had two weeks of school in May!  I had birthday treats, Serenity’s end of the year assembly, Field Day, Preschool Concert, and then I had volunteered to help at the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon.  That was one crazy week of fun!

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Serenity has a summer birthday, but Ms. Parent lets them bring treats so they can celebrate their birthday at school.  Serenity wanted donuts and mermaids for her treats.  I ordered strawberry and regular donut holes, put them in a little cup with a mermaid sticker that I designed for her.  Serenity said we needed a blue napkin to look like the water.  It turned out cute!  And it’s really easy to pass out at school.  Donovan and I stayed for the last twenty minutes of school.  I always love when I get a chance to see what they learn!  They did their riddle book, where Ms. Parent reads a riddle and the class guesses.  Serenity got two of the answers!  I loved seeing her raise her hand.  They also have Chinese, which is so cute at this age.  They follow after the teacher, repeating words.  They reviewed the whole body, with the whole class wiggling their feet, touching their nose, and speaking Chinese!  Then they watched a Little Pim video and repeated words after the video.  Even Donovan repeated the word for bubble!  It was something like pow pow.    So DZ is already ahead of me in Chinese 😉

 

Mermaid donuts =)

Mermaid donuts =)

Singing Happy Birthday to Serenity =)

Singing Happy Birthday to Serenity =)

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Thursday was the awards assembly.  EC doesn’t have awards, but they did sing a skit they learned in class, their time period skit.  They have verses for the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, etc.  Mrs. McBride told me that Serenity and Harper have become special friends, and Serenity did make sure she was next to Harper for the assembly.

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Thursday evening was the preschool concert.  My favorite moment was when they showed what Mrs. Hall called their dramatic side.  They sang a song about how they can spell cat, and rat, but they can’t spell Hippopotamus.  All the kids pouted and looked pitiful when they sang about not knowing how to spell hippopotamus.  Hilarious!  Serenity was with Lorelai for this whole show, and they were so cute together!

 

Group hug with Abby and Dannesh =)

Group hug with Abby and Dannesh =)

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Friday was field day.  It was a lot simpler than last year, but I still took 130 pictures.  =)  So super cute!  They basically ran around the playground playing little games like sack races, frog stomps, and such.  I asked Serenity if she remembered what field day was a few days before this years field day.  She said “Yes!  It was when my daddy came and ran the sack races and egg races.”  She was so proud that her Daddy helped =)

 

Sack Racing with Daddy

Sack Racing with Daddy

Three Legged Race with Lorelai

Three Legged Race with Lorelai

Playing with Harper =)

Playing with Harper =)

Stomp Frogs

Stomp Frogs

Snow Cones!  Purple for Serenity =)

Snow Cones! Purple for Serenity =)

Then Monday was my pinterest triumph. =)  Kelly let me help decorate the party, and I made little arrangements with flowers, books and school supplies.  And an apple.  Chalkboard tablecloths and little pencils with thank you notes finished the look.

 

 

Oh, I nearly forgot!  Teacher gifts!  I got to shop for group teacher gifts!  It was so much fun!  And I made these little books with interviews from the kids as a keepsake.  The interviews were hilarious, and I think it turned out cute.  Serenity wanted me to redo it because I didn’t put her on the same page with Harper and Lorelai.  Next year maybe =)  teachergiftpage3 copy teachergiftpage4 copy teachergift copy copy teachergiftpage2 copy

 


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