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Here are pictures of special days and events.
Back to School Night 2011-2012
These were the treat bags we handed out to our new students.
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We sing songs in our costumes and then enjoy the feast! The costumes are made from men's t-shirts. Mom dyed them a tan color and fringed the sleeves for the girls-their shirts are super long and look like a dress. The boys t-shirts are sleeveless, v-necks that are fringed at the bottom and look like a vest. We keep these costumes (they do not keep them) and they wear them over their clothing. It was an expensive one-time investment and saved us from having to cut them out of bulletin board paper every year.
The students vote on the foods they would like to eat for the feast. They get to choose one from each "food group."
The teepee was made out of gray electrical PVC pipes that fit into a wooden frame. It is wrapped with brown paper (hot glued) and the painted with Native American symbols. We use it in the reading center. After Thanksgiving, we wrap it with green paper and paint ornaments on it so it looks like a Christmas Tree.
Holiday Party-we made Gingerbread Houses from Oriental Trading and decorated cookies! Lots of parents at the party to help with these projects! We also play a bingo game from here. I use my document camera to show to pictures and they find them on their cards. You could use holiday candy as cover-up, but we used unifix cubes.
100th Day of School Celebration
100th Day of School-they come in under the car wash banner that is hanging in the doorway. I take a picture of them wearing a headband and holding a certificate in front of it. We do lots of 100 day stuff and eat 100 cookies....not really!
Valentine's Day Party
We make "Sweetheart Sundaes."
They make an art project (Oriental Trading).
We did a Valentine Math Activity with candy hearts. We also make a Memory Book with our Valentines earlier in the day so that we can share it with the parents at the party. We do this prior to the party, because our room is small and with all the extra adults in the room during the party, the students would have trouble passing their valentines out. We also play a Bingo game at the party from here. You could use candy hearts as cover-ups, but we used unifix cubes.
St. Patrick's Day
End of Year "Kindergarten Celebration"