For the second year in a row, Carnival Coordinator Kristy Gibbons and her amazing team of parent volunteers created a fun-filled event for Horace Mann's student body. This party is well on its way to becoming a tradition at The Mann!
In order to celebrate students' safe, respectful, responsible, and kind behavior throughout the 2nd quarter, they have 45 minutes to enjoy a wide variety of activities in the gym: face painting, ring toss and other "games of skill", sack race, popcorn stand, crafting with beads, and, of course, the wildly popular balloon animal/sword station. There were also quieter activities in the gym hallway if the gym got too loud (Legos and wall art), as well as bowling and other activities downstairs for students who are most successful with modified, staff-supported play. The last act? On Monday we'll find out who guessed the number of pieces of candy in the jar with the greatest accuracy...and of course they'll win the candy.
It was so rewarding to see our students from grades PK-5 having a blast with these wholesome, simple games. I'd love to thank each and every parent volunteer individually for their generosity of time and patience, but there were so many I'd be afraid to miss someone. So, a hearty group thank you to all--you know who you are :)
At the end of the 3rd quarter in March, we'll have a fun science-centered assembly that is sure to have kids laughing and learning in spite of themselves.