Friday, October 31, 2014

1st Graders Know How to Party!

Today was the holiday class party for the kids.

I tried to stay out of the kids' way, so my picture here is kind of far away.
You can see a little bit though, how the gym teacher set things up.

The teachers really went all out, and us parents did too! Before lunch time, the gym teacher put together a huge obstacle course as a surprise for the kids. Everything had a Halloween theme. There were corn stalks, witches on brooms that moved, pumpkins that were all lit up (no burning flames), etc. There were also games...basketball, 4-wheel, sit-down scooter racing, timed racing (that's my boy running his little heart out in the picture above), and some other little activities that I didn't get too close to because I was staying out of the way.  It was such a treat for the kids, and they had a blast!

When it was time for the costumes,
the teacher had 24 very happy students on her hands. ;)

When the teacher came to get the kids, it was time to get the party started. Us parents walked down to help with set-up and then parade time was on!

That's my Robin in the back. His classmate was Batman.
Batman forgot his 'real' pants, but true to bat form, he adapted to the situation with ease. ;)

My 'Robin' was happy to see not one, but two different Batmans in his class. One of the Batman's stuck by his side the whole entire parade. Some things are just too good to pass up, and that partnership was one of 'em. ;) The Batman forgot his costume pants, but he didn't seem to mind at all, lolol!! I bet his mom or dad was somewhere shaking their head and laughing at just pants left behind.

"Punch me in the chest?!??!!"
Sometimes, I just stand back, and stay out of the way, lol!
The boys were giggling like crazy. I was just glad there was thick padding. ;)

Because my son had fake muscles built in to his chest, he let his friends punch him in the chest. They took turns and laughed and laughed. I guess that's funny when you're 6 & 7-yrs. old. I'm just glad there was a lot of padding. ;)

The Ring Toss was my son's fave.

After the parade we finished the day with sweet treats and games. Pin the tail on the black cat was my fave, and my son loved the ring toss.  It was a great way to spend the school day, and now we've got a long weekend to enjoy.  Soccer is over too... so the only commitment we have for the next three days is trick-or-treating, and well, that's not a commitment, that's just plain fun.

Here's to fun days at school, long weekends, and Happy Halloweens. :)

93 comments:

  1. That is so much fun! Our school had an event last Friday night, but the tickets sold out so fast that we never had a chance to go check it out ;(

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  2. I love schools that take breaks from learning and let the kids have fun and be kids. What a great school.

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  3. He made a handsome Robin, and looks like he had a ton of fun at the Halloween party.

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  4. My son's special needs preschool had an event like this yesterday at school and I didn't know about it until this morning :( Kids and the flyers they are supposed to give their parents...

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  5. Looks like a lot of fun for the kids! I love your Robin, he looks so happy!

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  6. Oh how fun. Looks like they had a great time.

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  7. Aww so cute and we have Emma's class party tomorrow. Being class mom I get to go also and am so excited for it. ;)

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  8. How I miss those days! And isn't your wee guy the handsome one. =)

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  9. So much fun!! Have a wonderful Halloween weekend!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  10. That sure looks like a fun day indeed. lol to punching him in the chest and poor batman without his pants.

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  11. ha. yes they do...my high schoolers are jealous of the elementery school getting parties...and we are not even allowed to dress up

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  12. It's natural that kids look forward to Halloween every year. But even I as an adult too.

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  13. Wow, they really do know how to throw a party! They all look like they had so much fun too!

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  14. Awe I miss first grade - they have so much fun at that time. Your son is a doll. Enjoy him now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. 1st graders do know how to party... it sounds like a good time was had by all... I took Valentina to her Halloween dance at school tonight... she had a lot of fun ;)

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  16. It looks like such a fun time. My daughter used to get so excited about her little parties at school.

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  17. I really miss those costume parties! Only the kindergarten class dresses up here. So cool he had his Batman to hang out with during the party. He looks like a real crime fighter in his Robin costume!

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    1. My kids are both too old to wear costumes now, and it makes me sad! I miss those days...

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  18. Those costume parades warm my heart. I remember how much I loved going to the school to see them parade happily by.

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  19. I used to love going to the school Halloween parties when my kids were little. It was always so much fun seeing all the kids in there cute costumes.

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  20. Looks like so much fun. My son's school (also 1st grade) does not celebrate any holidays. THey don't want to take away from learning. I loved days like this when I was in school.

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  21. Trust me, they will be much better at it in College. JK. Looks like alot of fun! I love little kids parties

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  22. what a cool party. i want to hang with thee cool kids.

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  23. We are doing a street party here and doing ring toss with cones and glow sticks. We will also be doing tin can bowling!

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  24. That looks like it was a super fun party. My nephew just had his 1st grade party yesterday. I loved looking at all the pictures!

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  25. How nice that the parents and the teacher went above and beyond to make a fun day for the kids. Happy Halloween to you!

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  26. That is hilarious that batman forgot his pants :)
    And I love how much fun the kids get to have :)

    I love the chest punching part. haha. Kids eh.

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  27. This looks like so much fun! It looks like a lot of effort went into the party!

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  28. Wow seems like they are having so much fun! Lol.. that one in batman is way funny lol.

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  29. What a great time for him! Love the costume

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  30. I felt like Halloween came early this year! Some people even went trick or treating LAST weekend!

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  31. Looks like your first grader has a great Halloween celebration at school. The boys got to wear their costumes to school today too. It's nice that doing that is still "politically" acceptable in our school system. :)

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  32. I love it when schools make a big deal out of Halloween

    That looks like a great celebration

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  33. School Halloween parties are so funnn!!! Looks like y'all had a fabulous time!!!

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  34. Look at all those great costumes. Oh, to be a kid again and party all day in costume!

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  35. Carmen Perez says: Looks like a great party for your son and his friends. I can't believe it's Halloween already!

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  36. What a fun party! They really do go all out for parties!

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  37. Party time! Looks like tons of fun! Happy Halloween!!!!

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  38. Those costumes are amazing and what a great time out for them :D x

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  39. Looks so fun! I remember how fun it was back in school. Wish I could have gone to my kiddos celebrations today!

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  40. So cute! Ugh, now I miss wholesome school parties.

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  41. Aww looks like all the kids had a wonderful time! Our school doesn't allow costumes so they just had treats and carved a pumpkin in class!

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  42. That ring toss is awesome! Looks like it was a fun party and the kids were having a great time!

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  43. What cute superheroes! I love all the Halloween games.

    Michelle F.

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  44. It is so much fun being a kid these days :)
    I'm sure everyone's had a fabulous time dressing up and partying.

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  45. How fun was that party? It looks like the teachers made a great effort to make it fun for all the kids.

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  46. Why wasn't I invited? :P Hehe looks fun!

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  47. Schools have changed a lot since I was young. Looks like a great time!

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  48. Looks like a fun day, my kids weren't allowed to where there costumes! They were quite disappointed as was this mom

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  49. Young man seemed to have a lot of fun! :)

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  50. Oh, so much fun! Looks like the kiddos had a great time! (It's always fun to be at school without having to DO school, right?! LOL)

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  51. Nobody can party like a first grader they have too much energy which if i used would be in hospital for a week

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  52. That looked like such a gun party! They did an awesome job. I wish my kids school would of had a Halloween costume party this year, but they didn't!

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  53. I love class parties for holidays :) My daughter's school had a Halloween parade, trick-or-treating in the hallways, and then each class had their own little party.

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  54. I love the title! First graders do know how to party! I hope you had a great Halloween!

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  55. I love watching the costume parades at school, so cute! I wish we had a Halloween carnival when I was little.

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  56. So many super heroes! Love it - looks like a great party!

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  57. that's nice the super hero is prolly just doing its job to entertain the rest of the people.

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  58. They look so cute! My son played the same witch hat game at his school for Halloween.

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  59. It does look like they had a lot of fun at the party. Loved his Robin costume.

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  60. I can tell they were having a great time. I love children playing in safety and unity!

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  61. I love how you actually captured all the fun in the photos! My kids got to have parties at school too, but they're not allowed to dress up. Which is quite alright since it was Spirit Week & they got to do something crazy every day.

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  62. awe - how fun.
    I wish we could have parties... but nope, not at all :(

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  63. I was just saying I still can't believe my daughter is old enough for these holiday parties. I'm kind of jealous!

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  64. Looks like the kids all had a great time. I can remember my kids having Halloween parties like that . They were always so excited to wear there costumes to school.

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  65. So much fun. Glad your kids had a good time!

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  66. Looks like a fun day at school! I wish they had done a parade at school when I was little. I'm glad they do those nowadays!

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  67. That looked like a lot of fun. My nephew's class did a parade and he said he almost passed out because of the hot werewolf mask he was wearing. I think the witch hat ring toss would have been my favorite game too. That is very cute!

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  68. They surely do! I have a 1st grader as well. She wants a party every day!

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  69. They sure look like they are having a great time! They look so cute in their costumes!

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  70. First grade does know how to party! The teachers and parents at this school rock--because throwing an event like this (especially for a mass amount of kids this young) is no small feat!

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    1. It certainly isn't! I had to help with a party like this for my nephew. I was exhausted when it was all over.

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  71. What a fun little party! The Robin costume looks cool too and great that Batman stuck by his side :)

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  72. It looks like everything was fun! The ring toss game is super cute with the witch hats!

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  73. It looks like everyone had a blast indeed. I used to love Halloween in school the teachers always made it fun for the kids. Thanks for sharing.

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  74. Batman and Robin are just meant to be! What an awesome party! I wish we had parties like this when i was in school!

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  75. That looks like so much fun. I remember the days of school parties and Halloween costumes. Ahh... good times.

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  76. Halloween Parties at the kids school is so much fun. Takes caring teachers and hard working parents. This year I ran Halloween Bingo - so much fun!

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  77. It looks like everybody had a great time, I giggled when I read "punch me in the chest". Totally a boy thing!

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  78. What a great time! The ring toss would be my favorite too. Your son looked like he had a blast!

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  79. Now I want to do this with my class! This is so fun! Love your son's costume too. :)

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  80. This looks like so much fun! My son's class doesn't usually leave their room during the Halloween party except for the parade.

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  81. What a fun Halloween event for the kids! Your school really went all out!

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  82. we had so much fun on Halloween. It was so cold but I love it when I can have fun with the kids too!

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  83. How fun!!! SO many school's these days don't celebrate halloween. It's refreshing to see that yours did!

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  84. How cute! I got a few chuckles from your post! I guess the boys all want to be Batman and the girls a Frozen princess!!!

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  85. What fun! I'm so glad your school did something for Halloween, I've heard of so many recently that don't do a parade or allow kids to dress up. What a bummer.

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  86. Super cute Batman and Robin, looks like the kids had quite a fun party! I watched horror movies all night long as usual! :-)

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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  87. Looks like they had lots of fun. My daughter is in 1st grade too.

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