It went off without a hitch. Gold Rush, that is. The most of the kids were all dressed up in their 49er costumes, and they were all excited. Up to the room we went, took attendance, then back down for the singin’ and the dancin’.
There were lots of parents. You could see the kids looking around for their parents. I was looking around for my family (Julie promised they’d come). And with the 3rd grade classes out to watch, there was quite the crowd for us.
Oh, and wait until you hear the drama. Did I mention that 3 days ago the girl who was the lead character showed up with her mom and said they were going back to Iraq (yes, Iraq!). She had to have known before. Then this morning 3 of the other characters left their scripts at home. Grrrrreeaaat!
We made a few quick copies and got everything set. And they did a great job singing and reading their parts. I think the parents really liked it, and I could tell the kids loved performing.
After that we went to our dance places. That too went off without a hitch. It’s so funny at the beginning of the year the students come in asking if they HAVE to dance at Gold Rush, and even as we start practicing they almost all squirm when they have to touch a member of the opposite sex. But by this morning, they all loved it. They had a great time. I was really proud of them.