Polar Express at school
I subbed in Kindergarten few days ago, and it was a Polar Express Day. The school’s PTO organized this event for the students every Christmas season. The children loves it. They get to wear their favorite pajamas to school and bring their favorite pillows or stuffed toy (lovey for the younger ones). Then they get to watch the Disney animated movie Polar Express while eating popcorn and having some chocolate milk delivered room-to-room by the PTO members.
It was indeed a special event for the students. Their excitement was to the roof. In fact, almost all of the children in the class I subbed kept asking me when will the Polar Express gonna start. 🙂 They’re so adorable. They can’t wait for Christmas.
K and her friend Z.
Cheers! It’s Christmas time.
We had a great time at the Christmas Party at my dear friend R’s home first weekend of this month. We all agreed to have it early this year because one of our friend was leaving for Singapore and won’t be back until the week after New Year’s. Though we had to rush a few things a bit, everything went according to plan. Our theme this year was Great Gatsby. 🙂 It was a potluck and all the party needs and party supplies were bought from Amazon and Party City.
Black, gold, and silver balloons. The decorating crew was busy.
Gift wrapping crew.
The children had a blast. The games were very exciting and entertaining. Every child who were at the party was given a Christmas gift to open on Christmas Eve. Of course, grown ups exchanged gifts, too. We played the White Elephant Exchanging Gifts game and it was a lot of fun.
Darling daughter enjoyed the company of her friends as well. She said it’s one of the best days ever. I am glad. I want her to have great memories with her friends, too. Another thing is that, I want my daughter to learn the concept of sharing. In fact, she is now learning to let go of her old toys, outgrown clothes, and books and donate them which is good.
I had a very busy week…’know why? My darling daughter was sick for four days and I had to sub in a Kindergarten class today.
Sometimes, it is very depressing when our kids are sick. We don’t get much sleep at night. I myself keeps waking up checking my darling daughter’s temperature every couple of hours. When she is coughing at night, I wake up also and try to soothe her coughing. I feel restless. I worry a lot.
Her congestion is not too bad this time, though. I am relieved about that. No severe nosebleeds either. We are keeping ourselves as healthy as possible because of the flu season and I heard many cases of it this year. Last winter was quite a challenge for us, health wise.
There are also absences at school due to sickness. Teachers are getting the flu. Some students go to school even though they are not feeling well. They should rest at home for three days, at least, if they are coughing and running a fever. I just feel bad hearing some kids coughing non-stop in the classroom. 🙁
Home remedies to soothe the cough and colds are not that difficult. I always give my child freshly made lemonade or Calamansi juice daily. At night, before going to bed, I rub Vicks Vapor Rub on her back. I put a little amount of Petroleum Jelly in her nostrils and spray Saline Nasal Spray to keep her nose moisturized because she is prone to nosebleeds. The linings in her nose are thin. Our humidifier runs full blast overnight. It helps keep the moisture in the air (humidity) in her bedroom. My husband and I keep this routine every night diligently. I think it is effective.
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