Snow and Holy Sugar Show

I jumped out of bed this morning at 5:30 and ran to the window anticipating the ground to be covered and flakes to be falling...very slowly I pulled the shutters open just enough to get a tiny peek.  And what to my wondering eyes should appear???

NOT A SINGLE SNOWFLAKE HAD HIT THE GROUND!!!  Oh, the disappointment that I felt.  I mumbled and stumbled and I cursed the meteorologist.  There was nothing left to do except get ready for I did.

I continued to sulk as I made my way to the kitchen to get my morning cup of goodness.  I peeked out again just hoping to see even the tiniest of flakes falling.  At this point ANYTHING would make me happy!  And I smiled.  A huge smile.  In a matter of thirty minutes the sky had dropped nearly two inches of white, fluffy, beautiful snow!

The kids came in snow-crazy {which I love}!!!  Red little cheeks and noses, clomping down the steps in boots that swallow them.  SO.EXCITED.FOR.SNOW!

We gathered with our Eighth Grade Buddies and made gingerbread houses.  HOLY SUGAR SHOW!  The aroma of chocolate, frosting, peppermint, cinnamon, filled the hallway!  I’m not sure who had more fun, the kindergarteners or the Eighth Graders.  Antonio even made a cardboard gingerbread house to share with us.  

As the snow keeps falling, I cant help but think that this has been one AWESOME day! 


Apparently the forecasters have predicted that we’re in for a pretty sizable snow storm here in Colorado.  Which means one of two things:
  1. the weather man is spot on and here in the Denver area, we will receive the predicted amount of 4-8 inches of snow.  Or...
  2. we wake up to a dusting and it will be 40 by the time morning recess comes around
{my fingers & toes are crossed for #1 because if #2 happens, it just makes for a big mess in the morning}

We are all ready for Christmas in room 5!  The Littles made shopping lists in Home Center.  I let them cut catalogs and the weekly circulars to help them make their shopping lists.  It was really very cute!

We also made pattern candy canes, Santa, Santa! pictures, manger scenes, and worked out of my latest Holiday Fun mini pack. 

We had a visitor show up this week too.  Frosty!  He hung out with Antonio for the first day and then joined in on our fun.

We took our annual trip on the Polar Express. What a fun pajama day it was!  We sorted, counted and graphed red & green m&ms, did some Polar Express writing, and made trains {from Deanna Jump’s Polar Express pack}.

 Yummy!  Hot chocolate with whip cream and a peppermint stick!

 Gingerbread men were made.

We put our name in lights.

 And practiced for our Christmas Program.