Monday, December 21, 2009

a preschool party

Our little preschooler had her Christmas Party last week.

First, free play, where most kids decorated the tables
with pictures. Maddie also showed us around the room and pointed
out her favorite things.

Next was Circle Time. How amazing to see twelve two and three
year-olds sitting quietly, singing songs, following directions,
and working together!

Here, they sing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" while using
pointer fingers to wave their star back and forth.
The kiddos also sang Jingle Bells, Happy Birthday to Jesus,
God is With Us Everywhere, and 1, 2, 3 Jesus Loves Me.

Every child was assigned a "part" in the Christmas Story.
Maddie was the angel, and here she put her character in the stable.

A few minutes later, while her Bible teacher was telling the story,
Maddie blurted out "You're wearing Christmas earrings, Mrs. Fairchild!"
(Always noticing accessories--that's my girl!)

After an exciting and dramatic retelling of the story, everyone went to the
table for snack time. For the first time since we arrived, every child was quiet as they
enjoyed a special cookie in honor of Christmas!

Last, the children handed out presents to their parents, wrapped
in homemade wrapping paper and tied with a bow. We received the
most wonderful photo albums with pictures of our kids
playing at school over the past few months! The children
were so excited for their parents to see what they made.

After I opened the present, Maddie threw her arms around my neck
and said, "I love you, Mommy!" Such an amazing girl, such an amazing school.
We love CPP!

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