Back in the Classroom – Family Trees and Pyjama Party

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!

A lot of work and planning went into our family trees

A lot of work and planning went into our family trees

The older generation are our roots and are at the bottom of the tree

The older generation are our roots and are at the bottom of the tree

We are the young leaves at the top

We are the young leaves at the top

I wonder which side I should put Dad?

I wonder which side I should put Dad?

Placing on the photos is delicate work

Placing on the photos is delicate work

I have an elaborate family

I have an elaborate family

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A forest of family trees grew in our classroom

Don't you love my leaves

Don’t you love my leaves

It was such a fun project

It was such a fun project

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I need to get up to these high branches

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.

Even the teacher wore pyjamas

Even the teacher wore pyjamas

We have the same slippers!

We have the same slippers!

We brought our blankets

We brought our blankets

And our teddies

And our teddies

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At one of our stations we got to make a Mothers’ Day Card

A Cup of Tea with a tea bag!

A Cup of filled with love for Mom

At one of our stations we got to make a Mother's Day Card

We took care to do our best for Mommy

Aren't they great!

Aren’t they great!

A Happy Mothers’ Day to all moms and grandmothers reading this blog.  May your lovely kids spoil you completely.

 

 

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Back in the Classroom – Family Trees and Pyjama Party

  1. Wow how beautiful and colourful everything looked in the classroom on the branches. What a good idea having Family Tree. The PJ’S were so pretty as well and what a good idea to give Mom and Dad an evening out. Wish our children had a teacher like you. Thanks for sharing. Loved it.

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