Today was picture day (I know I said it was last week but that was yet another error in a comedy of errors about picture day). Usually they take a picture of each child and then send home the proofs in a few weeks and if you like them you can order them. Last year the company sent the ACTUAL PHOTO PACKAGES home! That's right - $30 worth of pictures home with each child - you like them? Bring back $30. You don't like them? Bring back the pictures. I bet you can guess how many people were honest and sent back the unpaid-for pictures!
Well, today, after hyping the kids up the past few days to "wear your best clothes and make sure you comb your hair" my darlings came in pressed and shined like you wouldn't believe. I have some real cuties in my class! Unfortunately, the company neglected to mention that THIS TIME they weren't going to take Any pictures unless the student paid in advance! So of course only about 4 cuties actually had the money with them and everyone else was all dressed up with nowhere to go :( I had several kiddos almost in tears over this - picture day is a huge deal to them because they never get to go anywhere like Sears and get their pictures taken :( I felt so bad for them!
Tomorrow is our Cat in the Hat day and Friday is The Lorax. I can't wait to show you the pictures - we have so much fun planned! Note to self, make sure to bring the camera! Tonight we frosted cupcakes after work in preparation for making them into Thing 1 and Thing 2 creations. I'll be dressing up as a Thing as well, complete with blue wig. I know my kiddos are going to be so tickled. I think they really enjoy the fact that they have an uninhibited teacher who will dress up or act weird. I frequently crack them up with my kookie dancing, but they still like me ; )
Yesterday we had the Army band come in to perform (not sure what the occasion was, but I wish they would come every week!) We had a great time rocking it out, and it turns out my kiddos are pretty awesome little dancers. It was one of those things where you go in thinking it's going to be a waste of instructional time, and leave thinking it was the best thing since sliced bread. So much pent up energy and silliness was released and the kids all danced with each other and laughed like you wouldn't believe. It was great to see them having such a good time. Of course, a roomful of handsome soldiers was not a hardship for the teachers either!
Alright, I am out of here as I have yet more lamination to cut out! I hope you had as good a time as I did at the TPT sale today - so many cute things out there!