One of the things my son misses the most about not attending public schools, is missing the class parties. He loves schooling at home and wants to continue to do so, but there is a longing for the parties that once were. Since I picked up on this, I decided to surprise him this past Valentine’s Day and have a class party.
It was fun to sneak around behind his back and make the preparations. I baked cupcakes for him to decorate. I purchased a few small party favors and made sure that I had a valentine for him from his teacher. I collected supplies for a special craft and thought of a fun game that we could play. I also gathered a few decorations together and waited for my opportune moment to surprise him with his party.
I sent him off on an errand with his dad and while they were gone, I sprung into action. I quickly decorated our school room. I got all of the activities together and into place. And then I waited.
The look on his face was priceless. He was gleeful. I got a huge hug and he had an experience to remember. It was worth the effort and I will be planning future class parties. After all, learning can be fun as well as educational.