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Monday, December 20, 2010

Candy Overload

Last Thursday was our class Christmas party. It was held in the classroom, and we had the traditional potluck. Here is what I have observed. I do not know whats with the parents of pre-schoolers, but unlike kids from  higher grade levels, the parents of  pre-k and kindergarten kids make their kids bring so much food. Each one of my five-year old students came with an arm load of food -pizza, cakes, cupcakes, chicken wings, spaghetti, tamales, donnuts, and more. Yes, we had a feast!

We  played several games like musical chair, tail the donkey and one of the kids brought a small pinata. I played some dance music and the kids had a blast dancing. Now, the phrase 'shower of candies' is an understatement! Geez, almost half of the class brought a goody-bag to share with everyone. Do you know what that means? Yes, candy overload! Yikes! I had to remind the kids not to consume all those candies at once. Everybody had a present to open, and a bagful of candies to take home. I had a blast looking at the children's happy faces. Their delight at simple things is contagious.  Occasions like these teaches children about generosity. As young as they are, children learn that Christmas is a season for giving and sharing.

"Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas time.  ~Laura Ingalls Wilderff


Cheryl said...

Sorry I have been away from blogging and following blogs. Your Christmas party sounded so fun, I could almost imagine all the childrens happy faces! By all bringing something and sharing a lesson was learned, but the best part was probably all the joy and happiness that all felt!

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