Gavin was happy to have me there ........ everyone already knew I was coming. They already knew that I was Gramma Kathy and that I had come all the way from Missouri and that I had come just for this event! I didn't correct them.
Everything was ready when the "volunteers" arrived. Gavin's teacher is very organized. She had work centers set up to celebrate the day. All the centers involved 100, usually in sets of 10. I was assigned to 100 stars. Each child was to take a clipboard on which a sheet was clipped with 100 numbered blocks on it. There were numbered stars taped to the walls and cabinets and chalk boards around the room. They were given 4 crayons in the 4 primary colors and were to find the star and color the numbered block the same as the star. There was a definite pattern going on and it was fun to see how long it took the kids to realize they did not have to go find each star. Most of the girls found it after coloring 10 blocks and most boys after 20 or more. Well, except for the two little boys who decided to cheat and copy each other.
As you can see Gavin is wearing a necklace of fruit loops ........ 10 of each color. They had 10 snacks to count 10 pieces of each. This seemed to take forever as each child carefully counted 10 skittles, 10 marshmallows, 10 cheerios, etc.
This was on Tuesday and one of the mothers was nice enough to take a picture of us. I was fairly well rested. The pictures taken on Friday were a little unsettling to look at! I have rested a lot since getting home!