Awhile back, I shared with you that I had been chosen as the
Queen Party Mom Classroom Coordinator for Cloe's first grade class.
Coordinating the parties has been a lot of work, but I have really enjoyed getting a chance to be back in the classroom. I am, of course, also very thankful to leave the classroom after the party and return to being a mom!
My final party to organize for this school year was the Valentine's Party.
For the craft, I wanted to do something different than the normal cheesy glue and glitter craft. I wanted to find a way for these students to participate in some sort of community service or outreach. I wanted to help teach these children the joy of giving.
We asked all of the students to bring in a new or gently loved book for the Ronald McDonald House. The students would decorate bookplates for the books, and we would contribute those books to a great charity.
Cloe's teacher and I assumed we would get around 25 books. However, the kids (and parents) totally got behind the idea and ended up bringing in almost 80 books for the Ronald McDonald House Library!
Today, we went to the Ronald McDonald House with Cloe's teacher some of her classmates to drop off the books and take a tour.
I was so impressed with the Ronald McDonald House. They provide such an amazing service to families with children in the hospital. Not only do they provide a place for families to stay, they really take care of these families and meet their needs.
The cupboards are also filled like a well-stocked pantry so the families can eat all their meals here.