Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Field Day

Field Day at Bixby is a little different from what we are used to at Lone Star.  Kayla was confused and she told me parents were not allowed at her field day so I did not go.  She said she had a good time, but she did not do anything.  She said there were activities they could participate in if they wanted.  However, Kayla and her group of friends just walked around the track enjoying the treats they purchased at the concession stand.  From what I understand, Caroline's Field Day worked about the same way.  I was not able to go because Kayla had State Piano Contest at the same time.  My dad was kind enough to go to Caroline's field day and take these pictures for me.

Caroline enjoyed her field day.  There is not a lot of structure to the event.  They have a few little activities set up, and the kids can do whatever they want.  She had one little incident where a girl squirted water on her shirt.  If you know Caroline at all, you know that water on her clothes is a huge problem.  The tears came and she had to go change her shirt before she went back to having fun.  At Lone Star the entire class would do an activity and then the class would move on to the next activity.  I wish Bixby did it that way.  Both of my kids would have participated a lot more that way.  However, they both had a good time.  I guess that is important.  Thanks again to my dad for going in my place!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Celebrate Central

Caroline's class went on a trip to the park for their Celebrate Central day.  This is basically a special little outing for the kids that have behaved all year.  They walked to the park from the school.  That is probably close to a mile.  I chose to drive to the park and wait for them to arrive.  Here they come...

They had all of the kids line up for a picture before they let them go play.  If you can't tell, they are looking directly into the sun.  It was probably not the best place to line them up for pictures.

Time for a little snack provided by the PTA

More play time.  This is Caroline and her friend Taylor.

My monkey

Lunch time

Caroline and her friend Teralyn.  It was hot outside!
She had a good time.  Her favorite part was getting to leave early with me.  They normally got out of school an hour early on Wednesdays.  The month of May they did not get early release days.  Caroline was begging for an early day.  She got it!  I think we were home by noon. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

4th Grade Clap-Out

Kayla will be going to a new school next year for 5th grade.  Her current school does a Clap-Out before the kids leave.  This year it also included the 3rd graders because they will also be going to the new school.  The parents and all of the other students line the hallways.

Then it is pretty much a parade of students.  The Chick-Fil-A cow got things started.  The teachers lead their students through the building while everyone claps.

Even Caroline got to participate.

Next, they went to the gym for a magic show.

Then we went into another room to watch a DVD slideshow.  Kayla was actually in several of the pictures.
After that we headed to the playground for popsicles and raffle drawings.  Kayla did not win anything, but she had a great day.

I stopped by Caroline's class to pick her up early.  They had just come in from recess.  Here she is with Miss Michelle.  Caroline adores her.  She is a high school student that helps in her class about an hour every day.

Here is Caroline's class with Miss Michelle.  They were having a little graduation party for her that day.  She was accepted to Baylor (where her sister is a student), but she is heading off to OU in the fall.

It is so hard for me to believe that I will have a first grader and a fifth grader next year!