Friday, May 27, 2011

"buckets o' fun"...what a week! {end of school}

Whew! We survived the last week of school! My, my, my what a crazy busy time!!! I can't believe the little pumpkin just completed her first full year of school!!


First Day of School (August, 2010) ~ 3 yr. 5 mo.
This Week! (May, 2011) ~ 4 yr. 2 mo. The last week of school was jam-packed with fun activities like a trip to a local elementary school for the 5th grade production of Wizard of Oz......and the end of the year class party at the same jumpy jump place as Grace's birthday. She was feeling a little sentimental that morning thinking about not seeing her school friends every day......but by the time she got to the jumpy jump place, all worries had been forgotten. They all had a blast!The parents all chipped in and I put together these "buckets o' fun" for all the kiddos... Lots of goodies in there, including: Water & Summer Safety Activity Book, Bubble Wand, Inflatable beach ball, Glow in the dark necklace for the girls/Glow in the dark sword for the boys, popsicles, chocolate chip cookies, cheese crackers, fruit roll-ups, pixie sticks and my most favorite...this fun book! Angela, one of the super sweet moms and a former elementary teacher, helped me come up with fun summer activities for the kiddos... inexpensive crafts & activities, easy science projects and all the necessary how-to's. I added pages for the kids to draw things like "Today was a super fun day! I enjoyed doing/going to...", and also added a list of local summer activities with schedules and cost. A fun little journal for all of our littles...of course, for the six little ones going on to kindie this year, I adjusted the title accordingly :) For the teachers, each family bought an individual gift and then I put them all together in sweet little baskets. Lots of fun gift cards like Target and Starbucks and gifts like a collapsible tote, an insulated lunch bag, yummy-smelling candles, and a movie pack! They loved them! Grace's super sweet teachers gave each student a tote full of fun summer stuff like sidewalk chalk, bean bag catchers, bubbles, binoculars...thank you Mrs. Bryan & Mrs. Peterson for the sweet gift, but mostly THANK YOU for a super fun school year!!!!Now.........................Let the summer begin!!


tessie said...

I just want to let you know how much I enjoy your blog. It is one of the few I check each day. My children are now 30, 28 and 23-I only wish that I had this venue to record their childhood. I also was a kindergarten teacher, so I have enjoyed and have been very impressed with the many activities the school provides. The vintage way you dress your children also is wonderful-my two boys always wore short-alls and always matched with their sister. So thanks from this Massachusetts Mom for the wonderful posts!

Amber said...

What a busy but fun week you all had!! I can't believe how grown up your little pumpkin is looking these days! Loving all of G outfits in all these pics...wink wink

Jessica said...

Awwww....thank you Tessie! They grow up so very fast - I figure I better take advantage of every little moment and soak it all in. :)