Kinders celebrate moms with Mother’s Day Tea

Reese Dockery and her mom, Jennifer toast each other with their teacups as Creslane kindergartners hosted their annual Mother’s Day Tea last Friday. GINI DAVIS – THE CRESWELL CHRONICLE

Mothers and grandmothers joined their kindergartners as Creslane Elementary School’s four kindergarten classes hosted their annual Mother’s Day Tea on Friday, May 11.
Many moms and kids wore dressy clothes, a few girls wore tiaras, and of course there were plenty of smiles, hugs and kisses. Cookies served on platters, tablecloths, bouquets of flowers and delicate teacups and saucers enhanced the experience.
In the various classrooms, the children presented their moms with the All About Me books, personalized plates and/or placemats they’d made, and moms and kids worked together on a special project: Cheryl Clancey’s and Debbie Larson’s classes painted canvas tote bags; Shawna Bradley’s class strung beaded necklaces for the mom; and Chemen Clearwaters’ class painted rocks.
”Earlier this year, my class painted rocks and we took them to the park to hide them (as part of the Creswell Rocks project),” Clearwaters said. ”A man heard about that and brought in a painted rock for each of my students – so we’ve been doing a lot with rocks this year.”
At the end of the Tea, the children each chose a flower from their table’s centerpiece to give to their moms.
The Mother’s Day Tea is one of several special kindergarten events at Creslane that are designed to aid children in making the transition from home to a full school day. Along with the Mother’s Day Tea in May, fathers and grandfathers join kindergartners to craft Gingerbread Houses in December and the end-of-year Teddy Bear Picnic in June invites families to a picnic and kindergarten promotion ceremony.



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