Stacie (team teacher), the class and I tried to find a date that would work. The 25-26 weekend a bunch of children were going to Salt Lake City for the pioneer celebration and for family reunions. August 1st was Isabelle's baptism and on and on.
We decided to try and have it on a week day -which is difficult for my schedule. Here is my schedule - Monday night I work, Tuesday night Brady has piano lessons, Wednesday night is Young Men's for Brady, Thursday is a huge work day and Friday is date night or something fun (right?).
We decided to try and have it on Thursday, July 18th. On Wednesday I called around to remind all the boys and girls about the party. Everyone was busy, gone, headed to Salt Lake City for Pioneer day and I knew it was going to be a VERY small party. I also found out it was Pack meeting for the Cub Scouts - which was not on the calendar. Oh well.... we just needed to have it and went forward in getting everything ready.
Eric eating pizza, Dillion (Stacie's son) in the red shirt, Jonathan in his scout uniform, Kia in the very back yellow shirt, Drew (Stacie's son) yellow shirt int he corner, and Jerimian in the white shirt. Jerimian is one of my inactive children. This is the first thing he has come to. He is a delightful little boy - who just turned 8. I'm hoping he will start Cub Scouts and start coming to church - that would be awesome!
Out of 14 children in our class, we only had 4 boys and NO girls. It was a boy party. I also begged Stacie to bring her 2 boys and husband because there wasn't going to be very good attendance. Stacie brought her two boys but her husband worked late.
After eating the pizza, we had crafts for them to paint. Stacie found some wooden snakes that move to paint, I found ceramic bugs and cars to paint, and a paddle ball game to put together. The snakes were a huge hit!
We didn't have much time to put the paddle ball game together or paint more then 1 thing. So we are saving it for another party.
I am going to check with the Meridian swimming pool - on their last day open and when school starts. I hope we can do a swimming party before they go back to school.
It's fun to party with these precious children, to get to know them better and show them how much we love them and love teaching them.
I need to do a post on Primary handouts - since it's been a while. The binders are getting full and it has been such a fun thing to re-enforce the concepts taught with journal pages and activities. Stacie and I love teaching the 8 year olds!