What a FUN way to celebrate! My kiddos earned all their compliments and were able to put all the pieces on Mr. Potato Head so we had our first compliment party. The kids came up with ideas for a celebration and for the first time in eleven years of teaching, someone suggested a balloon party! What a FAB idea, all I had to do was sit on my couch last night to blow up the balloons (my husband pitched in as well so it was done in about 10 minutes) and deliver them today. The kids were over the moon excited! Seriously, their eyes lit up and their smiles beamed so bright I was sure they were would all just burst at the seams! We waited until recess time and then spent 15 minutes indoors playing with our balloons before going outside to the playground. Of course, my teacher brain found a way to make it an educational opportunity as well:) After 5 minutes of balloon play time, we took the time to sort the balloons by color and then by size (because thanks to my husband some were small and some were big). We also had to count out loud as each student tried to hit their balloon 10 times without letting it touch the ground. We took a few minutes to discuss balloon safety and surprisingly NONE of them popped! Each student got to take their balloon home with them and they were all so excited to about carrying them home. The magic of balloons...absolutely amazing!
5 months ago