That is how this week will be at school. My head is already spinning.
Today, we had a student recital for kids to show off their musical talents (I was amazed. We have some seriously gifted kids). We worked on Christmas presents for the kids' parents. We worked more on the presents while I read out loud. I troubleshooted the presents. We worked more on the presents.
You see, this year I had the brilliant idea to teach my students how to knit. Now that their presents are just about finished, I'm pretty ecstatic and totally proud of their hard work... but... it was a slow, nerve-wracking process. I was pretty worried their projects weren't going to be done on time. I shouldn't have second guessed them - my students always prevail, especially at Christmastime.
We're making their parents coffee sweaters. The fact that I taught myself how to knit by watching a youtube video (this video to be exact) and then considering myself an efficient enough knitter to teach my kids the next day? Probably not my best idea. But it worked. :)
We also have a Christmas program with the theme of our ancestors' traditions. My class is doing Mexican traditions. We've been practicing our play and creating a paper mache star to use as our pinata prop.
Tomorrow will be our dress rehearsal and more presents for parents. We'll finish up our knitting projects, then make chocolate dipped peppermint sticks.
On Wednesday we're going to learn how to play cribbage and then ice skate in the afternoon.
And then it will be blessed, blissed, wonderful Christmas break. xoxo
What I wore...I felt Christmas-y because I had a red headband on. Does this happen to anyone else? :)
Headband: Charlotte Russe
Dress: Kohls (on clearance for $13!)