Oh my. I feel like I am so incredibly behind on my school-related posting, and I am certainly not prepared to do two big school updates on the boys’ third nine weeks, which ends on Friday. But I have to start somewhere, so let’s talk about the fun things they did in school the last two months.
On January 5, 1st grade did a fun art project that I went to help with. They made crowns for King’s Day! So much glitter. Everywhere.
Rory’s class learned about communion in mid-January, and they experimented with using boxes to build structures. He was also picked to be Mrs. Claire’s special helper one day when they learned about mixing colors together. So cute!
On January 18, mass was celebrated in honor of Riley’s class, who did all of the readings and the hymns. They all did such a great job! And they each brought home a special bracelet to remember their special day.
We did a Valentine’s art project in PK3 on January 25. The kids made clothespin wreaths and decorated them with heart stickers. They came out SO cute; huge props to Dana who spray painted all of the clothespins for our class!!
On February 1 Riley had to turn in a special project: his 100th day tie. Each firstie had to decorate a paper tie with 100 things of their choosing. We were at Nola and Nopsi’s the afternoon before, so we worked on his tie there. Riley chose to do a hodgepodge of things on his tie, and it came out totally wonky, just like he is. He used 10 groups of 10 things: red beans, rice, string, stickers, pom poms, squiggles, X’s, O’s, washi tape, and googly eyes. I love it!
The next day, February 2, was SCR’s 100th day of school. First grade had an afternoon of special 100-themed centers planned, and I went in to help with that. We had so much fun!
That week also happened to be Catholic Schools week, and the students got to wear their favorite Catholic school t-shirt to school on 100th day. Love my two Crusader boys!
On February 15 I was back in PK3 for another fun art project: Mardi Gras tie-dye t-shirts! I did all of the prep for this one and stressed myself out since I had never done tie-dye before. But everything worked out great and the shirts came out looking awesome, even if they did fade a lot after I washed them.
We also worked on the gala auction item that same day. Nopsi built a rotating bookshelf table and we put the kids’ handprints on the top. I love how it turned out!
The annual SCR PK4 Mardi Gras parade was on February 24. The theme of this year’s parade was Spain, and some of the floats were very impressive. It was also purple, green, and gold spirit day, so all of PK3 got to wear their tie-dye shirts. Riley wore one too; I had leftover dye so I made him and Claire their own tie-dye shirts.
I had a great time spending the morning with my two boys. We were together the entire next week as well since they had off for Mardi Gras vacation.
We did lots of parading over the weekend and had a great time the rest of the week after Carnival was over. Although all of the togetherness did make me wish I had more time before summer arrives.
What the heck am I going to do with these two boys all day every day???