With only 3 days left of school, Handley's class has lots of fun things planned for this week. Today was "Read Me" day where they kids had to wear shirts with lots of words and they went on a scavenger hunt to find words that began with every letter in the alphabet. Handley was so excited because not only did she have a cheerleading shirt with tons of words on it, but it also meant she got to wear a tshirt and athletic shorts to school. This might not seem like a big deal, but most kids in her school wear this "uniform" most everyday, and I make her reserve that look for the weekends. Today was also her end of the year party and awards ceremony. Her teachers had a great presentation and each award flashed up on their smart board and even had sound effects. It was super cute. They gave fun awards out to each student...anything from best comedian, most athletic, super speller, etc. Handley's award was the "Future College Cheerleader" award and she was so excited about it! It fits her perfectly since she was just telling me yesterday that is what she wants to be in college. :-)
After the fun awards were over they present the class citizenship award. This award is given to one boy and one girl in each class and is voted on by the students themselves. Handley and another classmate both received the same amount of votes for the girls and so they both were presented with the citizenship award. I was SO proud of her and when I got to give her a hug she whispered, "I can't believe I won!" She certainly felt very happy and very loved/respected by her classmates. I'm proud of her for being someone her classmates respect because I always stress to her how important it is to be kind, helpful and respectful of everyone.
After the awards the kids enjoyed ice cream sundaes and watched their class slideshow. Then it was time to head outdoors for the games. They all loved the sponge relay game, limbo, beach ball toss and I think their favorite was water balloons! It was a great way to end the party.