I’ve looked forward all year to the big Spring event in Kindergarten… the day that the letters Q & U get married!
When I did my final internship, it was in a Kindergarten classroom and the teacher was AMAZING- the Q&U wedding was one of her big events and I knew it would be even sweeter this time around, since I got to see it through AB’s eyes!
The kids spent weeks getting ready for the wedding… they made their own bouquets, talked about big words like ‘boutonniere’ and ‘reception’ and learned some very important lessons in grammar!
The kids were encouraged to wear their Sunday best and they were all so adorable.
I’d volunteered to make the wedding cake and punch. I thought it would be fun to make it look like a traditional cake, but do the inside Funfetti, like one of the layers of Carrie's wedding cake. :) I felt like MacGuyver that morning when I realized we didn’t have a cake topper and I made a “Q & U” out of some of the wire stars the teachers had used for table decoration. :)
The teachers had decorated the room with wedding bell confetti, tissue paper, fake flowers and the like. It was PURE wedding PERFECTION in the eyes of all of the 5 & 6 year olds! The chairs were covered with black garbage bags and the kids thought it was the most fancy event they’d ever been to. :)
The parents and guests were waiting in the classroom, while the students made the processional around campus through the front office and then back to the classroom…
They all marched in paired up with another bridesmaid or groomsman and took their seats…
Their music teacher was a special guest and she played some wedding songs on the keyboard and even a special one written and dedicated just for Q&U.
Another teacher performed the ceremony and then the kids all marched out behind the bears who played Q&U. We all watched and blew bubbles as they drove away to their honeymoon.
After the bears had gone, we made our way to the classroom next door for the reception. Punch was served in fancy stemware (plastic, of course) ;) alongside cake and mints. After the cake cutting, the kids gathered on the carpet for some reception dancing… kindergarten style, which meant the chicken dance and the Hokey-Pokey.
It was such a fun morning in Kindergarten! And I’m willing to bet that none of those kids will ever forget that anytime there’s a word that starts with Q, U will always come next!