Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Cookies, Stockings, & Snowmen!

Wheeewwww! It has been a busy couple of weeks! I'm so happy to be on Christmas break {hopefully I can find some time to relax}!

This year, a couple of teacher friends and I took on the task of putting on the Christmas program. It was a blast! The students and families were so appreciative of all our hard work. Here are some pictures of our adventures along the way:).

Adventures with the golf cart:)!
Wall decorations! 

Isn't our entrance adorable?!

Those trees you see in the middle are made from fabric! We used white fabric for the back and patterned fabric to make the trees. One of our really awesome first grade teachers helped sew it together for us {the Christmas committee doesn't know how to sew:)}! 
We also used fabric to make all the ornaments and trees around the gym. We attached them to the paper with duct tape. Maybe next year we'll get them all on fabric backdrops:).

The program turned out fantastic! It was definitely worth all the hard work. 

We also had a Christmas character dress up day at work! Guess who I was?

Mrs. Frosty! The kiddos loved my outfit...they asked if I could wear my tutu all the time. I love first graders:).

Anyone like cookies with their frosting? Room 16 does! 

Every year, before Christmas break, my grandma used to decorate  cookies with the kiddos. I had decided I wasn't going to do it this year because I had been so busy with the Christmas program. I was exhausted. But, it was pulling at my heart strings. I ended up at the grocery store, twice, the evening before the last day of school. I knew gram would want me to decorate the cookies with the kids. They had a blast and I was reminded of all the sweet memories I had of gram in my classroom. 

My grandma also always made stockings for my students at Christmas time. This year, my mom and I made the stockings. I'll forever be reminded of the kind-hearted person that gram was. She just loved watching the kids' faces light up when she walked in with all those stockings! I think my mom enjoyed it just as much this year. This is just one of the memories of gram I'll always hold dear to my heart.

My class was also adopted by a local pediatrician's office. My aunt, who works at the pediatrician's office, set it up so that each person in her office adopted one of my students for Christmas. It was like Christmas morning in room 16 this week!

My students were truly blessed this year!

Before heading off to winter break we made these cute lil' snowmen. I had to have the walls ready for January when we got back:).

I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!