Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day 2009

We celebrated our mothers to let them know how very special they are to us. Each child completed sentences about their mom. They included: I know my mom loves me when..., A special day with my mom would be ..., The best part of my mom is her ..., etc. We wrote them into books and then illustrated the pages. We added a dedication and an About the Author section. The books were wrapped and then we drew portraits of our mothers using fabric crayons. The portraits were ironed onto white handkerchiefs and used as bows for the presents. Secretly, the children brought me in favorite pictures of mom. I scanned them and made a movie of all the kids and their moms. There wasn't a dry eye in the room. It was a beautiful day for everyone. Just look at all our smiling faces. :)

cinco de mayo

Last week was a blur so I will need to catch everyone up to date. Tuesday was cinco de mayo and we had the fiesta of all fiestas! Thank you to the following kid's and their awesome parents: Connor, Nicholas, Vincent, David, Morgyn, and Gabi for the taco bar, homemade Spanish rice, lemonade, and the pinata! We learned the history of cinco de mayo and even the Mexican Hat dance. Check out the slide show.