The past few days have been...er, stressful (moreso than usual when you're in a small room with 21 six year olds all day long. All. Day. Long.) and today I needed to take care of myself. After taking care of myself, I proceeded to share a little of the excitement of Hallie's "All Day Paint Day Extravaganza". Oh boy. Maybe I should've just gone back to school. I kid, I kid. I had the best time watching sweet little faces with the most innocent eyes enjoy their treat.
See, as all teachers do, we offer little rewards for behavior. Sometimes we offer a reward that isn't quite attainable...a reward that might be *a lot* of work for the teacher. Sometimes that reward is never reached. But in the case of Hallie's class...theirs was. Hal's teacher said something along the lines of this (I'm certain on a particularly trying day...otherwise she just might be crazy--lol...again, I kid. We love her!): If we get 10 days on green, then we'll have an all day painting day. Well...70 days after school started, those kids met that goal! I believe her words were, "I didn't think they'd get it so quickly." :o) Ahh...PreK. Ha.
Nevertheless, Hallie's teacher stayed true to her word. The second that tenth cotton ball went into the jar and the kids' memory started working overtime remembering her promise, Mrs. B began planning this ADPDE (which is what came home on newsletters and took me the longest time to figure out). It was a hit! The kids had stations that they rotated through during the day, and then after lunch they got to "paint the fence"--butcher paper was taped along the fence and the kids went to town. They were super cute and had a blast.
We are very thankful that our sweet Hal has such a fun-loving, creative teacher. She is just what Hallie needed this year!
Get ready for a painting picture extravaganza! haha