Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day - The Mall-ard's Way


Mother's Day is BIG in the Mall-ard's classroom. On Friday, students invited their mothers to a special "Mother's Day Breakfast". It started with a short video called "What I like best about my mom" where each child mentioned something he/she especially liked about his/her mom. This included her famous chocolate chip cookies, reading and playing games with them. The children sang three songs (one was done in sign language) and then a special slide show was presented (below). Mrs. Holtsman's special project for the last two years has been to take a picture of each child one day a month. The results were great and tear-jerker to many mothers as they watched their child growing before their eyes. We finished with breakfast and coffee punch. At the tables were specially made gifts including a beaded black and white necklace that each child made and a recipe book created by the children of the favorite things their moms make. It was a great way and kick-off off the Mother's Day weekend. Thank you Mall-ard Moms for a wonderful two years with your child...we enjoyed every minute with each of them.

Untitled from Melanie Holtsman on Vimeo.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It was a wonderful celebration. Thank you so much! - Leanne P.

Lourdes said...

LOVED EVERYTHING! All so sweet!Thanks for your hard work!

Melanie Holtsman said...

From being a classroom teacher myself, I know how much time something like this takes for teachers to prepare. From the performances, the gifts and small touches around the room...thank you from the bottom of my heart. You made a special memory for my children and for me.

Debbie R. said...

What a wonderful gift for every mother there as we watched how quickly (and sadly) time flies. They grow up so fast...so thank you for helping us to slow down, if only for a moment, as we took a walk back in time.