Sunday, December 23, 2012

Holiday P-A-R-T-Y!

Happy Holidays!!!!

I survived our grade level party on Friday and for that alone I deserve this 2 week vacation :)

I hosted out annual Hot Chocolate Bar party along with a book exchange among the kids.
We discussed what they learned about others & themselves through our 
Random Acts of Kindness program, and what they'll take away from it.
We than let the kids watch the Movie Akeelah And The Bee and discussed the RAKs in the movie.
Ready for the book exchange :)
Each kid brought a brand new book under $10 that is grade level appropriate, and wrapped it with newspapers. They attached a note written in either blue (for boys), pink (for girls), or green (for both).

Here's a panoramic view of our Hot Chocolate Bar all set up.

We has all kinds of cookies, chocolate covered spoons for stirring, marshmallows, whip cream, chocolate & caramel toppings, candy canes, and lots of other goodies.
We used multiple crockpots to heat up the chocolate milk and keet it warm :)   

 We had a blast! What a great way to seal the fall semester and break off for vacation.

Now... I have 2 weeks to rest, recharge, and figure out what for the love of god I'm doing in the Spring.
Goal - prep my kids for the state test BEFORE leaving for maternity leave & prepping for the sub.
{pray for me}

What did you do for your older kids?


  1. I love your blog and your hot chocolate bar. I wanted to tell you an idea for the hot chocolate. We put ours in a large gatorade "cooler" It holds 8 gallons. It takes two large canisters of hot chocolate. We just pour in the hot water that we heat in a large coffee pot (made for large gatherings). Any way this has been the easiest way for us to serve the hot chocolate. You can just press the spout and serve it up. It goes quickly.

  2. What a neat idea!! This year we decides to do a "Book in a Day" with our 6th graders. For each period, our students listened to a portion of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and then we played games using questions from the book. They also had to respond to journal prompts that were based on situations from the book. After we finished the book, students watched the movie and completed a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting the book vs. the movie. They absolutely loved it!

  3. We had a cookie decorating party, I used sugar cones and baked them with cookie dough, then the kids decorated them with icing and candy to create Christmas trees, they loved them.

  4. Hello My Much-Loved Mor!

    I work at a "You Better Not Be Doing Anything Holiday" School, so we... waited and hoped the day passed quickly. We snuck in decorating a card for our Kindergarten Book Buddies and then rejoiced when the bell rang!

    I am sending you Happy New Year wishes and hopes for a smooth transition into maternity leave. I can't wait to see pictures of this beautiful princess!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

    P.S. And now I need to take a BloggyBreak to go make hot chocolate!

  5. Hey Mor,
    I love your hot chocolate party idea, it looks yummy. I just spent 1/2 hour pinning like crazy from your pinterest boards. Thanks for always sharing wonderful ideas on your blog and for pinning great stuff. Have a great vacation.


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