Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Vivian goes shopping.


Vivian's class went Christmas shopping at NorthPark, a nearby mall, last week. Vivian selected and paid for several gifts for her family, and she seemed to enjoy herself. After school I asked Vivian where she had gone shopping, and she told me, "North Pole."

Vivian's teacher sent this note along with some pictures.

Dear Parents,

We had so much fun today! We arrived at the mall a little after 9 a.m. The students were assigned buddies (staff and peer tutors), and off they went. We owe the peer tutors a huge thank you for giving up a free day to help with this trip. Their presence and assistance made the whole experience so much better for all of us. Everyone shopped a while before meeting the group in the food court for lunch. After lunch, more shopping and sight-seeing, and watching the various performers throughout the mall. At 1:00 o’clock we had the privilege, thanks to a lady who substitutes for us who knows the pianist at Nordstrom’s, to gather around the piano to watch him play. He played the theme from Charlie Brown’s Christmas and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, among others. We took pictures and sang songs and the kids just had a blast! Thank you so much for allowing us the opportunity to share this holiday experience with them.

Can you see why I am so appreciative of Vivian's wonderful teachers and school?



bearie1 said...

Sounds like it was a wonderful day for Vivian and the gifts she picked out will be so special. Hooray for peer tutors! Merry Christmas, Elaine

JoAnn said...

Vivian is in a truly wonderful program with such caring teachers.


The 5 Bickies said...

I love that they included peers as well as staff in this trip. Lucky Vivian....can't wait to see what she picked for all of you! She must have been tired after all that fun!

Merry Christmas!

linda said...

Oh , she is a doll!

lmk said...

Do you have any idea how often I cry reading Vivian posts? Just call me mama schmaltz.