It was a fabulous, festive Friday! We had so many things to celebrate recently, and we capped our week off with a holiday chapel and birthday celebration for Melanie! Thank you all for creating a magical day for us! The festive wear, cards and treats for Melanie, and thoughtful gifts were a great way to end 2021!
Once again, we were able to meet all together on the alter for chapel! It is so special to get back to this tradition! Thanks to Violet and Jack for being our candle lighters!
A few weeks ago, we were learning a new technique for curling/quilling paper. As we were working, I mentioned that we could make paper beads using this technique. During our conversation over the next two days, some of the children mentioned that we could put them on wire to make jewelry. This then sparked the idea to make earrings. When I asked the children if we knew anyone who liked earrings, they all remembered that Melanie does! So, we agreed that we should make paper bead earrings for Melanie's birthday!
It wouldn't be a St. John's birthday without a celebration (books, a gift, candles, and a special treat). Thanks to Carola for returning to read two books for us, and to Rory for the special treats! And of course, all of you who coordinated all of this with us! Happy Birthday Melanie! We love you so much!
This was supposed to go home in each child's cubby bag, but festive Friday slipped away from us! There will also be an email for this. We are excited to do some more home research over the break that will expand our work on night.