Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Chalk Art Festival 2015!

After a week of nail-biting, due to unusual amounts of rain, we held our 4th annual WJMS chalk art festival. It sprinkled a little bit in the morning, cleared up, clouded over, and finally rained on us 10 minutes before the end of the day. For as rainy as the weather has been the last couple weeks today was practically a miracle with almost 8 solid hours with no precipitation. The theme this year was fairy tales. Our advanced students were supposed to develop an image of a fairy tale made modern. Some groups did better than others, but everyone had a great time!

Uh, oh- the Little Mermaid got harpooned.

Jack skating up his beanstalk.

A jaundiced Aladdin and his genie coming out of a lava lamp.

The three little pigs . . . not exactly sure what's going on here.

Cinderella goes shoe shopping.

Rapunzel at the hair salon.

They insisted on doing Spongebob and wondered why everyone kept asking them why they were doing Spongebob. They just couldn't quite grasp that Spongebob isn't a fairy tale.

The three little pigs cooking the wolf. 

Merida taking a selfie with her bear-mom and bear-brothers.

Some kind of funky Alice in Wonderland image.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Aven Turns 6!

We had Aven's 6th birthday party today. Cinderella came and created a magical experience for everyone. I can't recommend Part of Your World Princess Parties enough! Brittany, A.K.A. Cinderella, had them wrapped around her finger for the entire hour she was here. She began by twisting balloons for all of the kids and then she told a wonderful story before she presented Aven with a necklace with a magical key on it. Even the big tough boys seemed to have fun participating in the magic.
I love how Jacey and Etta are completely hooked on Cinderella's story.

Look at all those cuties!

The two Cinderellas

Cinderella let Aven try on her glass slipper.

Awwww . . .

Blowing out the candles.

Cute little cupcake eaters.