We pretended we were having a 'holiday party' so Reece wouldn't catch on to the surprise party we had planned. The kids had to keep a secret all day yesterday and then after lunch, we were going to have the party. The kids brought in so much yummy food....cakes, brownies, chips, candy, and drinks!!When it was time for the party, we sent Reece to go find his parents....and the class all hid! They hid behind their tables in the front of the class by the sign they made for Reece. When Reece walked in the room, they all jumped up and screamed "SURPRISE!!"
Reece suspected something was going on, but I still think he was surprised! It was so cute to see the kids all excited to help give Reece a surprise going away party. The class ate TONS of food, got really hyper, and then went for the candy! The day was great! At the end of the day, the kids took turns sharing a memory with Reece. It was so sweet to hear some of the kids...a few even got a little teary eyed. The day ended with a group hug and wishing Reece good luck at his home in Minnesota!
I can't believe that the semester is already over and we've said our goodbyes. This time next semester we'll be the ones that say goodbye to the island and our island friends!!