May 14, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

There are so many wonderful mothers out there! What does it mean to be a mother? Wow, that is a loaded question huh? Everyone is different and everyone parents differently and learns as they go along, but what I do know is that all of them love their children with every ounce of their being! Kelly is a mother, I am not. (I haven't given up on that dream yet though.) My mom has always said being a mother is the hardest job you will ever have, but also the most rewarding. Wow, isn't that the truth? Think about how awesome of a responsibility it is to raise a child. You have this little person that trusts in you with everything they are and they know you will teach them and guide them through this thing called life. That's a lot of work, but so many of you out there do it with such grace and love. What a gift, this gift of a child! What a learning experience too! Through all of the stumbles and mistakes that are made, please know that everyday you are doing a great job! I see it in my classroom all the time and I know that you are working to make your child a loving, kind, smart, and just all around amazing person, just like you!
This is the craft we made for our mom's in our classes on Friday. It is an idea we found off of Pinterest and we love how they turned out! We ran the cone, ice cream, and cherry onto construction paper which the children cut out themselves.  The "sprinkles" are words that we came up with as a class that the children thought described their mom. Among them were: beautiful, smart, caring, busy, the best, rockstar, etc. We typed up the words and ran them off on different colored construction paper and let the children chose which words they wanted to add. They had the best time with this and they turned out adorable. We hope you enjoyed your day, you are appreciated!!!

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