It felt like coming back to a new term after a week’s break from school and then after two days we were off for Voting Day again! From now on though we will be back to five day weeks and lots of uninterrupted school work.
We have been learning all about families this term and since returning to school on Monday I have been continuously nagged – “When are we going to do our project?” The dry twigs and coke bottles filled with sand and pebbles arrived and cluttered the classroom for two days. Photographs of family members were ready and the little fingers couldn’t wait to start compiling and decorating their family trees! Finally Thursday arrived. It was an expo day so visitors popped in during the morning to see what we were doing and there were many lovely compliments about what clever little Grade Ones we have at our school!
On Friday there was more excitement. Everybody came back to school for a fun evening while Mom and Dad had Date Night! As they arrived I heard over and over again from the parents – She’s been ready to come since 3 this afternoon! Well of course – what fun to come to school at night and in your pyjamas too! We all started in our own classrooms then had 20 minutes sessions with another teacher before returning to our teachers at the end. Each teacher did a different activity and it was all great fun. There was much eating of popcorn, chips and sweets. Fizzy cooldrinks helped keep the kiddies awake and active although some were very sleepy when Mum and Dad collected them at 10 o’clock – way past their normal bed-time.
A Happy Mothers’ Day to all moms and grandmothers reading this blog. May your lovely kids spoil you completely.