I love the idea of school programs. I love the idea of a bunch of kids standing on a stage in paper costumes that they made and singing songs their teacher has made up. I love the idea of kids practicing for a long time, then finally getting to perform it for their parents.
So today, I finally got to fully experience my first elementary school program as a mom. When the teacher sent around a note asking for volunteers, I happily responded with a willingness to arrive an hour early. I arrived with camera in hand ready to capture each and every moment of this event. Ella had told me her special lines and sung me a few of her favorite songs, so I was excited to get to see it all come together.
IT WAS AWESOME!!!
All of the kids did such a great job! They sang loud and spoke clearly so we all could understand them. It was so cute and I am SO happy that Ella has such a great kindergarten teacher that goes to great lengths to give the kids great experiences like this one. This is only one of the events she has on the calendar for the year, so now I'm extra excited to see what else she has up her sleeve.
In case you don't know the true Thanksgiving story, here it is presented by Ella's kindergarten class. Be sure to be on lookout for child #7.