You know the school year is nearing the end when our class hosts our annual Mom’s lunch. Our school has an open door policy and friends and family can visit and spend time in the classroom any time they like but our special Mom’s lunch is the one they look forward to the most.
For about two week before the big day, the class is busy preparing special items for their Mom’s. The highlight of the goodies comes in the form of a Mom’s portrait, a Mom’s dolls and keepsake box.
You can tell the children are interested and engaged in these projects because of the on topic chatter and the attention to detail in their Mom’s portaits. The Mom’s dolls were also amazing. The dolls are actually quite complicated and use multi-step directions from cutting out the doll form, to adding clothing, drawing appropriate facial features, gluing down hair and adding a monogramed necklace. Each one is an original piece of art. The last project entails making a keepsake box to hold special treasures.
Our school is lucky enough to have involved parents and each child had a Mom take the time from their day to come to class. The children were out of control with excitment but eventually we made our way to the tables were everyone enjoyed eating together.
Our children are so lucky to have parents that care about them and you can feel the love. It was a great day!