At the beginning of December school sent home the briefest note informing us that the class would be putting on a Christmas play, the date, the time, and that Connor was playing the role of a tree and that he needed to come dressed in a green shirt. They didn't tell us anything at all about the play, not even the name. So of course, I asked Connor repeatedly in the weeks before the play what his play was about, what part he played, if he talked, if he sang, etc. All I could weasel out of him prior to the play was that he was "a tree." And that he "grew." Needless to say I envisioned him as a piece of the scenery without too active a role. I couldn't have been more wrong.
As the children filed in to the room we got out first glimpse at his costume. And he was quite a tree. :)
As the other 20 or so children all took their places sitting along the edges of the rug, Connor, Miriam, and Corbin remained standing. And the play began. Ms. April the assistant teacher narrated the story as the children sang and acted out various parts.
Connor really cracked us up. He didn't know all the words to the first song, or was just too distracted to sing, but by the time the second song rolled around he was singing, dancing, and making everyone laugh out loud.
Two familes came and picked their trees. The second picked Connor "the perfect tree."
The last, littlest tree was very sad. And did a great job acting! :)
Luckily the birds, bunnies, and stars came along to help decorate the tree and cheer her up.
And for the Grand Finale all the kids stood and sang several Christmas songs.
I really couldn't have been more proud of Connor. Their play was adorable and he did a great job! A number of parents came up after the play and commented how funny he was and what a great job he did. :)
Afterwards, the kids lined up to pick up their presents for their parents. Connor was incredibly proud of all the ornaments he had made for us to take home and put on our tree. :)
Before we left we got a picture of Connor his teachers Ms. Petra, and Ms.April.