Mother's Day Breakfast
May 15th, 2018
Happy Mother’s Day! A mum is a teacher, a doctor, an advocate, a guide, a friend, a philosopher, a teddy bear, an alarm clock, a cook, a security officer and more. My mum is a Supermom. Is there anyone else in the world who can do all of these jobs at the same time? We discussed how special mums are and how much we love them, and what we love doing with them. Just then, it was time for mums to come inside to our classroom for a special Mother’s Day breakfast. We made fairy sandwiches and fresh fruit smoothies for them.
When they came in we introduced each other by singing the ‘Hello’ song. Then Pauline played her ukulele and we sang 4 songs that we had been preparing for the last 4 weeks – ‘Love is something if we give it away’, ‘Mummy is my sunshine’, ‘I love you mummy’ and ‘Skidamarink’. After this we played a very fun game that Lo and Mo named ‘Guess the baby’. This was a game for mums and as the name suggests, the main aim of the game was for mums to guess their baby. But there was a twist. The mums had to be blindfolded and guess the baby by simply using their sense of touch.
A few of our mums volunteered to play the game and we all laughed and giggled. The children were so happy when mums found them, even with their eyes closed. That’s why mums are police officer as well, who can find us even with their eyes closed. Then we gifted them a special keychain we had designed and a love card to wish ‘Happy Mother’s Day’. We love our mums every day and we celebrate them every day, but we do like to go overboard one day.
Our mums loved our present and gave us a big hug and a kiss. We then invited them to eat breakfast we had prepared for them when we arrived in school. To make the sandwich, we used a heart shape cutter and cut the heart out from one slice of bread. Then we used another slice of bread and spread the jam of our choice – blueberry or strawberry jam. After that we stuck the bread on top of each other. Then we sprinkled the balls on top and our fairy bread was ready to eat.
We also made healthy fresh fruit smoothies for our mums. To make it, we first added some fruits like banana, kiwi, strawberry that we shopped for yesterday. Then we topped it up with milk and yoghurt. The final step was to blend it in the blender. This was the most fun step and it was also noisy. Some of us thought it was too noisy and covered our ears. We counted to 10 as we blended it and then it was ready to serve to our mums.
Mums chatted with other mums and hugged us and fed us and we thought it was a breakfast for mums! But oh well, they had a jolly good time today! We can tell that because of their happy faces! Thank you, mums, and baba-chan for coming today on this special occasion.
Later Pooja read us a book called ‘Are you my mother’ by P.D.Eastman. It’s a story about a baby bird that goes in search of his mother. When a mother bird’s egg starts to jump, she hurries off to make sure she has something for her little one to eat. But as soon as she’s gone, out pops the baby bird. He immediately sets off to find his mother, but not knowing what she looks like makes it a challenge. The little hatchling is determined to find his mother, even after meeting a kitten, a hen, a dog, and a Snort. In the end he is happily reunited with his mother in a glorious moment of recognition. This was such a perfect book to read when we are celebrating Mums day.
Later we went to the park to play and made some breakfast for our teachers too. After all they are mothering us in school and always caring for us and loving us. Thank you, teachers!
Mum lovers in Petals Class