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Gasparilla Festival of the Arts


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March 4, 2018 · 12:45 am

Teddy Bear Picnic

Once a year, the children do something special for “mom’s” and in Pre-K it is the Teddy Bear Picnic.  Since this was my first time, I had no idea what to expect…but the children just amazed me with how much they prepared and planned for us.

When we arrived at the school, they had us enter from the back.  Outside they had set up our name badges, necklaces that the children had made for us, as well as some of the artwork that they had completed over the year.  When it was time to go inside, we were all given a gift bag full of goodies that the kids had made.  Inside the goodie bag was a thermal tote, an alphabet bear book, homemade stationary, and 2 teddy bear pens.

The children performed several songs and then to end the production each child approached a microphone and said why they loved their mom.  It was the sweetest thing!  There were not very many that were the same, and when Davy approached the microphone he said, “I love my mommy because she takes me to North Carolina”.  Oh!  Be still my melting heart!  Love him so.

Afterwards, the children were lined up outside with a partner and had a picnic basket all prepared for us.  We found our number and shared our picnic with Miles and his mom Angela.  It was a beautiful morning and I had a wonderful time.

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Our First Family Picture… Rainbow Shapes

This little piece of artwork came home from school and here’s what was attached to it…

Rainbow Shapes

We continued our exploration of shapes during “R” week.  For this project, the children were able to choose from a wide variety of shapes cut from rainbow material.  They added lines and color to their rainbow shape to create a picture.  As you can see, their creativity came shining through! ~ Nancy Ansinelli, Early Childhood Fine Arts

Now, of course my eyes whelled up with pride that he made a picture about his family…so I had to add it to their blog.  Andy and I had a quick joke between the two of us wondering who was the person on the left with the glaring orange eyes, until we asked Davy and he said, “That’s you Daddy!”  When we asked why they were orange he simply stated, “Because I like orange.”  If we had looked a little closer we also would have noticed that Andy was the only one who didn’t have any hair.  How cute it that!  So, Andy asks Davy why he was on the left side by himself and Davy’s response was, “Well Daddy, you can just walk on over!”

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Matty’s First Artwork

I know that over the years the boys are going to home with a lot of different artwork that they make at school and church…but yesterday in Matty’s preschool class, when I reached into his folder and pulled out his little artwork…only his mother could be so proud…  :O)

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