Monday, November 10, 2014

Veteran's Day

I don't know about anyone else but today was a great day! It may do mostly to the fact that tomorrow I have off for Veteran's Day. For the last 8 years that I have worked in this district we have always had school on Veteran's Day. This year we have off! I'm so excited to spend it with my husband and E.

Back to today . . . it was really an awkward day. We started off the morning with a school wide Veteran's Day assembly. It is really amazing to be with 800 kids listening to a Veteran share his or her story and give an encouraging word and then sing a school-wide song.

Today we also spent sometime discussing what a Veteran is, what they do for us, and what we could thank them for. This led us to Miss Kindergarten's Veteran's Day craft. My class loved making them, but most importantly now have a better understanding of what a Veteran is.

All 120 kindergarteners got together this morning to rehearse for parent night on Thursday. It was our first time . . . let's just leave it at that.

At the end of the day several other kindergarten classes had the privilege of participating in an extended lesson with the school's gift teacher. All of the kids (and adults) enjoyed the lesson on Digging Down Deeper and learning about rainbows. It was a great way to end our afternoon. We will continue our lesson Wednesday afternoon. I'm sure it will be just as fun.

Before I left to go home and see this little guy (who had his 2 month shots today and wasn't super happy),

I made part of my friend's Christmas present. I di-cut light bulbs because I light how they look, but I supposed I could di-cut trees, snowman, snowflakes, or anything I really wanted. I place one of the sticker photos from fall school pictures to each di-cutout. I label each photo with Kindergarten and the year. Then I use liquid glue and glitter to add some fancy, shiny accents. Once they're all dry I will laminate them and add a magnet to the back. I know this isn't a huge gift, but it's one of my favorites.

See - it was a crazy fun day! I look forward to having the day off tomorrow and spending it with my family. We aren't sure what we are going to do tomorrow. It will all depend on E's mood - let's hope it is jolly! 

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