YAY! We received our special package from Kierna Corr and her class in Northern Ireland as part of the Pay it Forward initiative that has been doing the rounds of the blogosphere. We were excited to find a book, which we were eager to read during group time.
There was also a packet of Irish wildflower seeds which we will be planting in the near future, a calendar depicting picturesque settings around Northern Ireland, some maps to show us exactly where they are and a wonderful new friend - Finnegan, King of the Leprechauns.
I left all these items out afterwards, including the packaging, for the children to explore them more closely.
This was a wonderful experience on so many levels for the children. We will be revisiting and exploring them further from now on. Thank you Kierna for such wonderful and thoughtful gifts.
Now it is my turn to share the love. So I am calling for anyone interested in receiving a surprise package from Greg's group of children in NSW, Australia then please let me know in the comments section below this post. I will be choosing 3 names out of a hat to determine who will be the recipients. You have until April 27th to let me know if you are interested. I'll be drawing the names then.