Today is the day for our annual Polar Express Party! The K5 class arrives to a train whistle and a conductor welcoming them aboard the Polar Express. With many of the children wearing their pajamas, all hand their ticket in to board the train. The conductor reads the beautiful story, The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg, while they ride the train through the cold north (see the arctic wolves through the train windows). After arriving at the North Pole, everyone enjoys hot cocoa and graham crackers. When it’s time to leave the Polar Express, each child receives a special bell and a ticket punched with the word “LOVE” which, as we all know, is the true gift of Christmas.
With thanks to Mrs. Vopal for her help!