Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Take That Holiday Haters!

After the disappointing Halloween at the school, where they supposedly weren't allowed to decorate the classroom due to one child who doesn't celebrate any holidays (not even his birthday), I had a chat with the principal. She assured me that the holidays would not be diminished, decorations could be used in the classroom (that it was the teacher's decision not to decorate, making me wonder who's telling me the whole story), blah, blah, blah.

So, to insure that that was, in fact, the case, I got right on Oriental Traders and ordered some festive Thanksgiving projects

Today I went to school to spread some Thanksgiving cheer. We made these cute little trees with individual leaves on which they wrote the things for which they are grateful for. It was fun and easy, I recommend it if you're looking for a Thanksgiving activity next year (but I would staple the leaves on instead of gluing, as that didn't work very well).

Here's the group with their trees:

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. :)


Maine Mom said...

I'm glad you were able to bring some Thanksgiving cheer to this class. You are awesome! The kids look very pleased with their trees.

Happy Thanksgiving!

P.S. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that your ceiling is going to remain solid until you leave. I'm willing it to be so. :-)

lizzy-loo said...

i recognize some of those faces!! we so miss everyone there. what a great project. you did good girl. surely no one can complain about a little gratitude tree. good luck with christmas!

utmommy said...

Cute trees! I'll have to try and remember that one for next year:)

Kari said...

Three cheers for holidays! And kudos to you for making the time to bring a project into the classroom for the kids to do. I love holidays. (Halloween is full of some weird traditions, but we still send the kids out begging for candy: "This is really bad for you, but here--have a bucketful anyway--!?") :)

Head Nurse or Patient- you be the judge said...

You crack me up! But I totally agree- I am not sure when the minority of one became more important than majority rules- but it stinks and is majorly unfair.

Good Job- and best of luck with the next holiday coming up.