Sunday, January 12, 2014

New Year-2014!

2014!?! Of course we had to celebrate the new year in style.  We sipped on Welch's Sparkling grape juice and watched the ball drop.  The countdown was a highlight and I think they rushed it a bit at the end because they were so excited!  I can't wait to see the gains these firsties make this upcoming year.  We are going to enjoy every minute of it.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida-Ronald visited our school!

When I was a kid THE place to have your birthday party was at McDonald's.  It was exciting to see Ronald, the Hamburglar and of course Grimace!  WELL guess who made an appearance?  Ronald McDonald himself.  Yes, that is me with Ronald!  YIPPEEE :):)
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida made a visit to talk to the kids about reading and to stand up to bullies!  I have to say it was a FABULOUS show!  We laughed and even learned about optical illusions.  Ronald did a trick using a bullseye and his head grew bigger right before our eyes and then shrunk smaller.  The kids thought is was the coolest thing ever!  Ronald came with a very important message- stand up to bullies and make sure to watch out for those around you.  We need to teach children what to do and say when they encounter a bully so we can arm them with strategies to cope in our world.
Ronald suggested taking a picture of the kids' shoes.  came out cute!  Wonder which ones belong to Ronald?
We wrote thank you notes and I had to take pictures because they are the cutest thing ever!  Make sure to check them out.  The smallest thing to an adult means the most to one of my fisties!  Check out those drawings!

Thank you Ronald McDonald your lesson hit home with these kids!