Saturday, December 4, 2010

Even the Grinch is smiling :)

Our final week at St. Mary's couldn't have been any better! I was lucky enough to be in the gym with Nate for most of the afternoon. We had a total blast!

Look how wonderfully the students are listening and how respectfully they are asking their questions!

Mr. Nate and Miss Bree are checking for understand before Christmas tree tag gets underway!

Christmas trees and house mice - GO!!!
Apparently I wasn't running fast enough! Now - I am frozen in Christmas tree form until I am freed by a house mouse!

Christmas tree tag was perfect for a warm-up!  We ran out a lot of our wild energy!  But, don't be fooled - there was plenty left to go around.

After Christmas tree tag we broke out one of the favorites - PARACHUTE GAMES! The kids go wild for a parachute! Our first game was Nate's. We had to run underneath the chute and collect a present when our Christmas character was called! We had Rudolphs, Snowflakes, Frosties, and more! It was great!

Nate is freed by a house mouse!!!

Uh OH! Here comes the GRINCH! Watch out little Whos!!!!

After we'd collected all of our presents, the Grinch showed up! Yikes!!!! He was so sneaky, clever, and conniving.That little green guy crept all around underneath the parachute and snuck up on the unsuspecting Whos! When a Who was caught - they became the Grinch and the Grinch a Who! The kids had a riot!

Little genius! This young lady, right here, just stunned me (obviously!) with her uncanny ability to dominate the checker board. All I can say is... WOW!

After our crazy parachute games we went down for snack time and play time. Madeline and I got to play a riveting game of checkers! That girl, I swear, is a little genius. The way she can visualize the game - INCREDIBLE! Her little brain is a firecracker! It's awesome!

Always a favorite - the parachute! This awesome addition to the day's activities always gets the kids super excited and revs up their imaginations!

I can't tell you just how much I am going to miss those kids (though, lucky for me, I get to spend next semester with them too)!  :)   It was truly an honor to be a part of their lives!!! 

Thank you - St. Mary's!!!
You will always hold a special place in my heart! 

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