This morning we celebrated Mother’s Day at Trust Child Care. It’s something we do each year and it’s something that we all really look forward to here at Trust. The Taylor Bare our Kitchen Coordinator and the social committee did an excellent job and decorations were amazing. You can see by this photo what an amazing job they did.
A big thank you to Amy Bailey (Kindergarten 2 Advising Partner), Taylor Bare (Kitchen Coordinator), Aurora Estopacia (Toddler 1 Cooperating Partner), Andrea Katsoras (Kindergarten 2 Collaborating Partner), and Miss Jennifer (Toddler 3 Advising Partner), Sam Chezy (Preschool 1 Advising Partner). You all worked so hard this week to pull this all together!
It cannot go without mentioning that Miss Aurora spent several nights working away at making all those beautiful tissue paper flowers. Follow the steps below to make your own.
The mother’s day at Trust Child Care is one of my favourites of the year and it always stands out in my memory. Last year was my first with two children – Calvin was only 2 months old and Adele was approaching the end of Preschool. This year Calvin is one, a member of the Infant 3 classroom and Adele is part of the Junior Kindergarten program at Trust. Last year Calvin was strapped to my chest, this year he was crawling all over the yard. One year ago Adele stood by and watched the big JK’s perform their Mother’s day song and this year she was the one doing the performing. So much has changed in one year and it’s annual events like today’s that make you realize.
Miss Aurora’s Easy Tissue Paper Flowers
- lay 3 sheets of unfolded tissue paper down on a flat surface -stack them on top of each other
- Place the tissue paper stack in front of you portrait style. Take the bottom edge and fold in over one inch. Then flip it over and fold it back on the other side. Continue folding your way up the paper one inch at a time.When you are done folding your tissue paper stack should look like an accordion.
- Fold that accordion in half and fold an inch and a half of a pipe cleaner around it. Then twist the pipe cleaner together to secure the flower to the stem.Take two more pipe cleaners and attach them the same way, on each side, about 6-7 inches away from the centre. The paper colour at the top of the pipe cleaner will be your centre colour and the colour at the base of the stem will be your bottom colour. By placing the pipe cleaners in different directions you’ll get opposite colour combinations for your flowers. If you position your pipe cleaners all in the same direction your flowers will all be identical.
- Cut the paper into three equal sized pieces (about 6-7 inches long), the pipe cleaners should be in the center of each of the pieces. Adjust your pipe cleaners if necessary.
- Cut rounded edges on each end of your three flowers.
- While holding your stem (pipe cleaner), gently open up the flower accordion and begin pulling the top layer straight up all the way around the flower.
- Separate the other two layers by pulling the middle layer straight up toward the top layer, while pulling the bottom layer straight down.
- Finally, flip the flower upside down and gently run you fingers from the centre stem to the edge.