Yesterday I told them, "So your favorite teacher is having a birthday on Thursday...."
They immediately perked up and some clapped, oohing and aahing. I added, for my own benefit, "That's me, by the way," but I love that they were right there with me. :)
I told them we can have food and fun but not a "party." So if anyone asks, no party. But really? We'll be having a good time. Shh.
Since the next two months are supposed to be just test prep, I'm looking at it as a school year Mardi Gras. You know, celebrate and get out all the loud fun before the quiet seriousness begins.
What shall I call this class? They are small, cute, kind of goofy and fairly quick. Hm. X, I need your naming expertise!