Friday, May 25, 2012

Dramatic flair

Last night my three and four year old preschoolers took to the stage dressed in their finery. They received a rainbow badge with the words, "I Am Special" emblazoned on it, and they sang, "I am special, yes I am." They held large yellow suns with their names glittered in gold (they'd notched the triangles around the edges) and they sang, "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine..." Nicole says, SHUNSHINE and is very dramatic, and cannot carry a tune, but my oh my does her voice carryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. 

I reminded parents that they truly are their child's sunshine. It is because of them their child flourishes, blossoms and grows. The audience loved the song as much as the kids enjoyed singing it.

She and the other children sang about six songs, recited a new version of Hickory Dickory Dock (rhyming poem with motions) and they also recited, " Chitty-Chitty bang-bang, I can do karate (they make chopping actions with hands) Chitty-chitty bang-bang, I can move my body (they kick and karate chop) Chitty-chitty bang-bang I can turn around. Chitty-chitty bang-bang, I can sit right down." Then they took turns going across the balance beam. Let me just say that one little girl who happens to be related to me, dismounted with flair.

Grandparents complimented me on a job well done and parents thanked me for a wonderful school year. One mom said, "It is always fun to watch our children perform, but this year it was difficult not to watch the Nicole show." She laughed, because her daughter is also dramatic, so much so, that she was chosen to be the mama bear in our play, The Three brown Bears.

Yes, it was night to remember, and now, I have a long weekend to unwind before returning to school for four more weeks of summer fun learning. I think I'll kick up my heels like Nicole. On second thought...

10 comments:

Sioux said...

I imagine wherever Nicole goes, it's the Nicole Show, because she is so darned cute.

Bookie said...

Sounds like a nice evening with fun and laughter...also I remember that touch of bittersweet---passing them on, an ending!

Susan said...

Oh my GOODNESS, Linda. Those kids must adore you. What a wonderful teacher you are! Sounded like a night of the stars! Susan

Lynn said...

Is Nicole a spitting image of you when you were little? What a cutie.

Janet Smart said...

Little kids are so cute. I'm lucky to have two of my kid's kindergarten graduations on film.

DUTA said...

I'm sure you fully deserve the thanks and compliments of the parents, the love and respect of their children, the preschoolers.
You, the teaher, are their 'sunshine'.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Linda,

What a fine time for all of you! I can tell how much you love teaching.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Val said...

Now I will think of Nicole when I see that commercial with the dramatic little girl who plays a tree and wants people to stay off her roots.

Donna Volkenannt said...

What fun! Kick up your heels and enjoy your time off.

Tammy said...

This warmed my heart!