1.05.2008

One Down, Three to Go

Today we held our first Primary quarterly activity and it went so well. We had a "Meet Your New Teacher" breakfast, which is hardly a brand-new, awe-inspiring idea. But we did a pizza party last year that ended up being more of a "meet your substitute teacher" pizza party so we wanted to try again.

We served fresh Shipley Donuts, bananas and juice boxes -- figured the kids needed more sugar, right?! Actually, with the 'we don't cook in the church kitchen' (WHAT??) rule, it seemed easiest. And it was easy with pretty much no mess involved.

We had 10 dozen donuts which all disappeared, a lot of bananas (only 4 bananas made it home) and 108 juice boxes (only 5 of them survived) . The kids had a great time. We threw quilts and blankets on the floor and had a picnic style breakfast then introduced the new theme for the year (I Am a Child of God) with cute silicone bracelets like the Lance Armstrong LiveStrong ones. Ours are white and say "I am a Child of God" both in English and in Spanish. The kids loved them and I'm hoping to see them on little wrists off and on during the year. {find them here}.

Then we sent them to their new classrooms with their teachers to play a getting-to-know-you game, brought them back into the Primary room to sign our new tablecloth and sent them home. The turnout was great, the kids loved it, the teachers loved it and we loved it. It really was a rip-roaring success.

Makes for a nice Saturday. Now only 3 activities more to go!
{poster above available here}

8 comments:

100 Percent Cottam said...

what fun! maya had a blast, of course.

Emily said...

I wish my ward would do something like that. Jessi has been really weird about primary lately. Sounds like fun.

hoLLy said...

our ward did the same thing this morning! the kids really enjoyed it. i just wish ella's class had a teacher, she didn't get to meet a teacher because one hasn't been called yet for her new class. darnit! she is at an age where it would've really helped her at church tomorrow:( oh well, she still had fun with her class and the person the was filling in today.

Jori said...

I love the idea of a meet your teacher party!! I have never heard of that before. You are a genius Jan!

Kristi said...

It really was so much fun for both the kids and us!! You guys did a great job putting this together (the food was dee-licious, too!!) I am so excited about our class--they were cracking us up the whole time.

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Natalie Scott said...

SO sad I missed this...I miss the kids so much and can't wait to see them!

Hacking it up said...

Great job! My kids all very much enjoyed it!...esp. the donuts...they all could tell me exactly how many, and what kind they'd eaten, but they could ALSO tell me their new teachers' names--which made it easier for them to start new classes today!
Thanks!