A parent in the classroom volunteered to make four extra pillows, just in case another student showed up without one, and of course, they did, but for the parents that are actually able to work with their children to make something special, this becomes a wonderful shared experience. The pillows and animals come in the week before the event to they can be displayed in the lobby on the evening of Parent's Night.
The actual day of Sleepover began with a parade filled with first graders in pajamas, dark halls, flashlights and glow-in-the-dark bracelets. The students ended in the Dinning Room watching and meeting the Wizard of OZ characters while they ate breakfast and the Principal (in her red sock puppet pajamas... with footies!) lead a dance party where first grade teachers danced on the stage and students danced to all the popular kid songs.
Then it's off to Center about literature run by the Resource Team. The music teacher reads a children book about a party under the moon that includes singing and dancing, of course.
Coach provides an active outside game that included a read aloud!
Art read the popular Paddington Bear that ended with a painting art project.
And Mrs, KK, our Media Specialist ended our day with a shadow puppet show of one of our favorite books, Ira Sleeps Over complete with popcorn and dancing with a disco ball!
What an amazing day!