2. Displays on the wall.
Left: paper cut outs of snowflakes/ winter decor
Right: pin up of ds1's drawing. his is the bottom rightmost one.
3. Dory's blog had a post about an advent calendar. Although the one she bought for Ryan was a Lego one. Very interesting, how the kids count down to Xmas by opening one box at a time, ending at Xmas day.
Anyway, the kids made paper chains in school. And though I didn't do the countdown with ds1, there was this idea that with 24 or 25 chains, you can hang it around the Xmas tree and have the child tear a chain off every day from Dec 1. On each chain, you can attach a small candy.
This is the paper chain ds1 made.
4. I like full schools. This school goes up to 12th grade. So the older boys and girls view the little ones as part of the family, and take good care of them. They have come to their class to read them stories, and they have made crayons in their science class and brought them to the preschool kids for them to try the crayons out.
Now, they have built a sandbox for the kids. This is their poster letter to the kids. So sweet. Unfortunately, ds1 will leave before getting to play in it. Sigh.
5. Gingerbread making session.
Went to school to take pics of their gingerbread making. Reached too late. The men were baking in the oven already. Took a pic of the finished product. Below are the creations of the whole class. The whole basement in the school smelt lovely that day, haha. Guess which one was made by ds1?
Answer: 3rd from left or right, top row. That's supposedly Gingerbread Ultraman, he said. Looks more like piglet in Winne the Pooh to me. But of course I didn't say that out loud, it'll hurt his feelings. :-)
6. Class picture
Received the class picture that the professional photographers took. Ahhh, the kids are all so adorable. This will serve to bring back fond memories for ds1 in future.