Before I start sharing about what my kiddos at school were up to this week... this happened.
My baby girl graduated from preschool.
She has learned so much, and is more than academically prepared for Kindergarten. And for that, I am so proud! Her teacher gave a little spill about each graduate and when it was Joelle's turn... the tears started flowing... not just from us but from her teacher also! She said something along the lines of, "Oh Joelle, where do I even start?! We are from the same continent of Africa, and Joelle reminds me so much of myself when I was little. She is always the first to help. She will not take a nap until every child is tucked in for naptime, and she rubs the babies' backs until they fall asleep. Joelle fixes hair for all of the little girls and cleans up after everyone. She is so helpful and loving, and I will miss her dearly!" And, that made me even more proud. Of course I am stoked that she can read and write her numbers to 100. That makes me impressed for sure! But, I am even more proud that she is learning to love like Christ and share HIS love with others. I tell her several times a week "Let all that you do be done in love!"
Now that my eyes are filled with tears, AGAIN, I am going to move on. I am a blessed mommy, that's for sure!
In the classroom, we continued to trek on with our behavior rewards. On Thursday, my classes earned...
PICKLE DAY! We started with this book...
And then the taste-testing began!
Although a bunch of kids didn't care for pickles at all, they still had lots of fun. Graphing was definitely a must!
I decided that we NEEDED a pickle craft. I went to some of my blogging BFFs for some inspiration, and they didn't disappoint! Sarah Cooley just happened to have the perfect pickle clipart for my inspiration and pickle body! You can grab this craft HERE! I love how some of my kiddos added extra details to their pickle people :)
There is a Magic School Bus about pickles also! That definitely added to our fun!
On Friday I took my little sweetie to her LAST day of preschool. I must admit that I am super excited for her to be on my campus next year. There will probably be a lot more selfies in the years to come :))
At school we enjoyed our Popcorn Day! It was a perfect way to end the week! We read The Popcorn Book by Tommie DePaola.
Since I don't have a microwave in my classroom I decided to go the easy route with pre-popped bags of popcorn.
I mixed it altogether and it made quite the yummy treat.
We enjoyed our popcorn with a short movie (because everyone needs a movie with their popcorn, of course!) Then, we did a quick adjective review to describe what we had tasted :)
Now I have FIVE more days to figure out. Thankfully three of them are half-days! I seriously CANNOT wait to spend the summer with my little graduate... time to make lots of memories before another crazy school year begins!