T’s First School Play Brings Both Kindergarten Classes to the Table

Hi RMT’ers! I hope you had a great weekend celebrating with family and friends. I personally ate more in the past four days than I have the last two weeks (oy!).

Part of my friend's mantle. I love the "Menurkey" don't you?!

Part of my friend’s mantle. I love the “Menurkey” don’t you?!

Speaking of oy!, I hope that those celebrating Hanukkah are having a wonderful eight days of light and love with their loved ones also, especially during this extra-special time in which it fell here in America now known as “Thanksgivukkah.”

Waiting for Kindergarteners... at T's first school play!

Waiting for Kindergarteners… at T’s first school play!

And here comes T, entering "stage left"!

And here comes T, entering “stage left”!

Hi Mom and Dad!

Hi Mom and Dad!

Wide shot from the back. C had the "good camera" in the back while I tried to capture some close-ups from up front.

Wide shot from the back. C had the “good camera” in the back while I tried to capture some close-ups from up front.

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Turn back around, “Sharp Arrow” (AKA, T)!

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POP! POP! POP! goes the corn!

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“Big and BRAVE!”

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This is from a part of the song about all the different Native American tribes.

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More about our Thanksgivukkah weekend tomorrow. Today I’m here to share a few (OK, way too many) photos from T’s first school play! While last year he did put on a small in-class performance, this was T’s first time on stage in a school auditorium, which to me meant his first school play. For the performance, his class teamed up with the other Kindergarten class to put on a semi-traditional recount of the Thanksgiving story. They also sang a few seasonal tunes together, too.

T even had a small speaking part. His line: "HOORAY FOR THANKSGIVING!"

T even had a small speaking part. His line: “HOORAY FOR THANKSGIVING!”

Uh, oh... yep, this was when the one kid got sick. I am glad not to have a photo of that, and even if I did I'd not post it here. Poor guy!

Uh, oh… yep, this was when the one kid got sick. I am glad not to have a photo of that, and even if I did I’d not post it here. Poor guy!

While the teachers and some parents pitched in to clean up, T and his friends hammed it up even more for the cameras.

While the teachers and some parents pitched in to clean up, T and his friends hammed it up even more for the cameras.

Um, whatcha doin' there, T?

Um, whatcha doin’ there, T?

Ah, OK... whew! Great necklace, T!

Ah, OK… whew! Great necklace, T!

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T doesn't look impressed, while his buddy is ecstatic. HA!

T doesn’t look impressed, while his buddy is ecstatic. HA!

Not much more to say about any of this other than it was TOO DAMN CUTE for words. Oh, and we had one student get sick mid-play (poor guy). I don’t even know if the other kids other than those, um, affected, knew it was even happening though, so that was good. That or they are empathetic well beyond their years because they were really sweet and awesome about the entire ordeal, so much so that T never asked about it later, and I don’t remember other kids asking about it after the fact either. A Happy Thanksgiving play indeed!

T's Thanksgiving school swag!

T’s Thanksgiving school swag!

T's assignment for the Thanksgiving feast's Friendship Stew.

T’s assignment for the Thanksgiving feast’s Friendship Stew.

Three crock pots full o' Friendship Stew ready for the Thanksgiving feast!

Three crock pots full o’ Friendship Stew ready for the Thanksgiving feast!

It takes a lot of patient teachers and parents to pull off a Thanksgiving feast for 60-ish Kindergarteners!

It takes a lot of patient teachers and parents to pull off a Thanksgiving feast for 60-ish Kindergarteners!

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The performances continued after the play. T and his friends had about as much fun at the Thanksgiving table as on stage during the play!

The performances continued after the play. T and his friends had about as much fun at the Thanksgiving table as they did on stage!

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After the play, both classes met outside for a Thanksgiving feast! They all ate what the teachers referred to as a Friendship Stew. Each student contributed a vegetable or other ingredient to the mix and even helped to prepare the ingredients in-class the day before the feast. Through all of the kids, teachers, and parents working together, the feast was a beautiful way to round out the day’s celebration.

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I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, wherever and however much you and the kids celebrated (and ate)!

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