Our OFFICIAL kickoff to M&Ms was LAST Sunday, but because I was leading the parents meeting, this was MY first week with my kids! I was SO excited to finally get my hands on those sweet little children - I could hardly wait!!!
I got to finally make the BIG reveal - the name of our Christmas musical - and share bits and pieces of the songs and drama for them to hear. They are so cute and always SO excited!
Part of the story line in the drama this year is that the kids are going caroling door to door to drum up support -the mayor has told them they can't do their pageant in time square because it's a re-election year and he doesn't want to make the voters mad. So they go caroling to several different houses and encounter some interesting perceptions and confusion about what Christmas is REALLY about it. So I had the kids decorate graham crackers with frosting and candies like "doors" - sort of a scaled down version of a gingerbread house - while we were listening to some of the songs.
It was a HUGE hit - and was so adorable to see how they did them differently. Some decorated them very specifically, some just wanted to pile on as much frosting and candy as they could! :)
The 1st & 2nd graders
The 3rd - 5th graders
The youngest choir - 4 years old - Kindergarten
I'm so excited for the semester to begin! We have some super special things in store!!!