Friday, April 25, 2014

4th Grade Easter Party

I love being at the school with my kids. They love seeing me there and I love knowing what is happening at the school. The past two years I have been on the Booster Club. Instead of having to choose one out of my 3 kids classes to help out in I'm there for the whole school throughout the year. This year I decided that I still wanted to be in the classroom with my kids so I signed up to be in charge of one holiday party for each of them. This was my last one for the year. The 4th grade room mom has been TERRIBLE this year. The teacher knows it, the kids know it and there hasn't been anything we could do to fix it despite the phone calls asking to help or just take charge. I was thrilled to learn this room mom was moving and wouldn't be around to get in my way for this last party. I went all out and everyone enjoyed themselves. 

 To start off our party we hid the kindergarten Easter eggs for their party. One of pro's about being in such a small community and school is that we can do things we wouldn't otherwise be able to do. After the eggs were hidden we went on an Easter egg treasure hunt which took us off school property. I didn't have to get permission slips or even ask the principal. I just had to make sure I had an adult with each group. I had 5 groups and we had clues that sent us to the Library inside the school, the Fire Station down the street, the flag pole in front of the school, the cemetery up the street and ended at the swing sets on the playground. All 5 groups went to different spots at different times so that they weren't following each other. I was running the entire time so didn't get any pictures. At the end the big treasure was otter pop's. The kids were thrilled they could have as many as they wanted. 

 After a short break I started in with are games. 
We had an egg-race. How many eggs can each team get to their opposing bowl in 2 minutes? If the egg dropped off their spoon they'd have to go back to the start and start all over. The winning team got 18 eggs! 

Our next game was trying to put 5 eggs in order. From an egg with one jelly bean up to the egg with 5 jelly beans. Only one team got this right.

Our last team game is always the favorite. Dipping your nose into vaseline to get the cotton ball to stick. Afterwards you have to run to your bucket and get the cotton ball to drop inside with no hands.

Our next game was the balloon pop. 
Everyone tied a balloon to their ankle and then had to try to pop their friends. 

 My last game was a egg toss. A real egg toss! The kids couldn't believe I'd bring real eggs, not boiled, for them to throw to each other. The kids started with a partner who was standing right in front of them. With each caught toss the kids were suppose to take one step back. I was surprised how many times eggs were dropped and didn't break. The kids thought this was the best part of the whole party.

After all our games they each got to decorate a cupcake. So glad I had this opportunity to help in Madelyn's class. It was a great party. The teacher has requested me to be her room mom next year since she's moving up a grade in teaching. Whether we are still here or not it made me feel good. So glad she appreciated all my hard work for the Easter Party.