Ian's kindergarten has a fun way to celebrate the 50th day of school ... with "Fifties Day." Each child is encouraged to dress like someone from the 50's. The guys have it easy with rolled up jeans and white t-shirts. :) Doesn't Ian look handsome (and SO grown up?!?!)?
|Ian and his buddy, Caleb|
|the kindergarten guys -- Drayton, Ian, Nic, Matthew, Boston, Andres, Luke Ben, and Parker|
|Ian, Parker, and Ava|
Meanwhile, many kindergarten mommas (and siblings) were busy decorating the lunchroom to look like a 50's diner. Ryan loved hanging the "wheels" (records) on the wall. When all three kindergarten classes arrived to the lunchroom, it was time for more pictures (of course!).
|Ian and Caleb|
|Mrs. Brandenburg's class (click to enlarge)|
|another one ... aren't the poodle skirts super cute?!?|
|final one of Mrs. Brandenburg's class|
Then, it was time for the kindergartners to show off the 50's-style dances they had been practicing in P.E. Ian told me he liked all of the dances ("The Twist," "The Mashed Potato," "The Freeze Dance," and "The Hand Jive") except for "The Pony."
pretending to "swim"
After the kids danced, they all got to sit in the "diner" (the cafeteria tables) to enjoy a root beer float in REAL glass glasses(!). Even after Ian insisted on the way to school that he did NOT like root beet floats, he slurped it down in just a matter of minutes and certainly didn't seem to mind it too much. :)
The teachers and aides paused to take a picture as well. Ms. Tina (the aide in Ian's class) and Mrs. Brandenburg (Ian's teacher) are the ones farthest on the left.
After the root beer floats, the kids went outside for hula hooping and bubble-gum blowing contests and for recess. Even though watching and helping with the 50's Day activities was really fun, watching Ian at recess was even more fun. We still don't hear many details about school, so it's just fun to see him in action. All of the boys in his class got together at recess time to look for acorns that had holes in them. When they found "holey acorns," they stepped on them to remove the grub worms that are inside. They spent most of the rest of recess playing with the grub worms and other assorted bugs that they found. Ian also did a great job of checking in on Ryan and making sure that he was having fun on the playground, too.
|Ryan and Sammy had a great time on the playground|
Some other, non-50's Day pictures of Ian. The block center seems to be one of his favorites, though we'll occasionally hear about the computer center or LEGO center.
Ian has told me before that Ben "is the best builder in the world. He really is!"
We're so thankful that Ian is enjoying kindergarten and that he has learned so much even in the first 50 days! :)