Merry Christmas Everyone!
It has been an insane few weeks! I am exhausted! I didn't want to jinx myself by posting this last week, but my kiddos were AMAZING! Of course it helped, that I had several darlings out each day, but they were still wonderful. I was impressed.
Two weeks ago the private high school adopted the first grade classes. One dressed up as Santa and handed out presents to each child. The rest of them made cards with our kiddos and passed out snack to each class. It was so much fun!
One little one was in the hospital because he was sick and not getting better, so I went to go see him. Talk about hard! He looked so tiny in that big hospital bed. Hopefully, he will be back to school in January.
One of the highlights of my week: A kiddo, who is normally a handful, was struggling to make a good choice. All of the kiddos looked at each other and started chanting her name, she made the right choice, and everyone cheered for her! It was the most wonderful thing they have done.
In the wake of the Connecticut disaster, I simply asked if anyone had any questions for me (not mentioning anything specifically related to Connecticut). One kiddo of course asked why Connecticut happened, I explained that the person made a bad choice, and that's why I encourage everyone to make smart choices now, so that they learn to make smart choices later as well. I asked if there were any other questions and the entire discussion turned to Santa! "Why is Christmas on December 25th?" "Did anyone ask Santa if it was ok that Christmas was on December 25th?" "How does Santa make it to every house in one night?" "Why is Santa fat?" "Why do reindeer pull his sleigh?" It was the most innocent and adorable conversation we have had.
On Friday, we got to have a school wide sing a long which was a lot of fun.
Ok, enough rambling! I posted several freebies on TPT. I made skip counting puzzles for my kiddos, and they loved them. They aren't fancy, but they are fun and effective. Check them out for each holiday!