Friday, January 4, 2013

Polar Express Christmas Party

What a crazy, busy, wonderful time of the year to be in kindergarten!

After weeks of wonderful, magical (everybody believes!) anticipation...
Our Christmas party finally arrived!

We watched the movie in shorter segments for the 4 days leading up to the party. 
Everyone wore their pajamas on party day!

The students left for their regular gym time in the afternoon. Parents arrived while they we gone to help me arrange the chairs in the classroom into a Polar Express train.

The train "stopped" 5 different times

Stop 1: Singing. We danced the 12 days of Christmas dance and sang for the parents.
Stop 2: I read them the story of the Christmas Gingerbread Mouse and then gave everyone a copy of the story to keep.
Stop 3: Okeefenokee. Yeah, my class loves when I tell stories of the Okeefenokee Swamp, so we decided to go their during the Christmas Party!
Stop 4: Snacks! We had Christmas cookies and Hot Chocolate. mmmm.
Stop 5: Gifts. Santa came and gave everyone a bell, I gave them a little bookmark I crocheted, and we all sang We Wish You a Merry Christmas and hopped off the train. 

Woohoo! We had fun, but it was a great relief when it was done!

Workers in our Santa Shop helped make Christmas special for  all the students.

We made reindeer food with a great label I found  online.
You can find out more here:

Our tree was decorated with ornaments they colored!
Merry, Merry!!

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