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Ok, this post is all about Ellie Sue's Christmas program.
Miss Gabbi Girl got carted in by Todd the Bod. I just love a daddy and his little girl. Very sweet. And pretty hot, if I do say so myself. just sayin'. It melts my heart.
Can you tell by what greeted us as we came in what the main theme of our program would be?
yep. It was a bell choir!
Ellie is up there at the black railing. Fourth one from the left. Find Braylee in the green shirt. She's far left. Ellie is in a pony tail and a red shirt.
This is what the audience looked like. Look at all hte cameras being held up. I mean, EVERYWHERE!! These were all kindergarteners, so they were all just as proud and excited as I was!
See my little runt up there?!
Immediately following the show, we went to the kindergarten classroom to celebrate the Christmas season with a party.
This is Dawson. He is in Ellie's class, and this has become our mutual greeting to one another. I know, I know. I should grow up. But it is so dang much fun to antagonize! I get the aggravation gene from my daddy, or so my mama says.
Mrs. Gaskin handed out her gifts to all the kids.
And when they opened them, I couldn't believe how much she'd apparently spent on each kid. What a nice gift. They all just loved their stuffed doggies.
Once again, JinJin was present for the festivities. Madi had her party the same day, so she had to hightail it from Madi's school to ours to make both events.
As usual, Mrs. Gaskin and our room moms made the room/ party very festive.
And then, Mrs. Gaskin called all the kids up to the mat again. She read letters to each of them from Santa Claus. He knew all about them. All about their behavior. All about their manners. And he indicated such in each of their letters.
Miss Gabbi Girl made her way to the circle too.
It was sweet to see Ellie ask her friend to scoot over so her sister could join the group. Very sweet!
And then, along with the letters, Mrs. Gaskin had handpainted the cutest little keys for each of the kids.
The keys were regular keys and she painted a Santa on each one for hte kids to put out with milk and cookies for Santa to have a way in and out of the house wihtout having to use the fireplace.
I don't know about the rest of them, but Ellie surely did love it! And look (above) at Gabs's face. She was clinging on every word from Mrs. Gaskin!
I gotta tell you, I am most impressed with Ellie's handwriting. (when she puts forth effort!). See above... that is actually her signature. I think it almost looks like the teacher's. And then, below, I LOVE that she adds a little swirl inside her sunshine. So presh!
All of these ornaments were hanging in the hallway. I GUESSED that the polka dotted one would be hers. JinJin guessed the same one. There wasn't a name on the back. And sure enough... my baby has been paying attention when her mama is adding polka dots to canvases! So proud!
Here she is posing with one of her main guys, Anderson. He is also her "elbow partner", meaning they grade each others' papers and choose the best letters, re: penmanship, etc.
My little Rudolph was very, very happy to have her mama and daddy, sister and JinJin there.
And then came this.... the entire class had to bring 22 gifts, individually wrapped for this huge stocking. The time finally arrived to open them all. She was a happy girl!
I am just so blessed by the effort put forth by Mrs. Gaskin to make my baby happy about being in school and because I am such a holiday celebrator myself, I am really happy that she makes a "big deal" out of all holidays. She also welcomes parents to all the shindigs. I hope Miss Gabbi Girl has a similar experience!