Hi, everyone! I hope that everyone has a fabulous time at this year’s Fiesta; I sure did! In North Carolina, we didn’t have anything like Fiesta. So, Fiesta is my favorite time of year (until Halloween comes.)
During the month of April, the classrooms of The Arc went on outings to the Tommy’s Restaurant in honor of San Antonio’s Fiesta celebrations.
During the week of Monday, March 26th and Thursday, March 29th, some Participants also made “Bunny Shaped Easter Baskets” Arts and Crafts to acknowledge the upcoming Easter holiday. I wore my glittery pink Easter bunny ears that light up and my mom decorated my wheelchair tray with an Easter egg garland.
On Monday, April 2nd, some of The Arc Participants and Staff Members wore their craziest and silliest outfits to celebrate April Fools’ Day. I wore my rainbow–colored wig and a purple and green striped shirt with polka-dot pants and a mix matched pair of shoes.
For the Easter and April Fools holidays, I used my communicator, (with the help of YouTube) to read the books, I chose to read Pinkalicious – Eggstraordinary Easter by Victoria Kann, Peter Rabbit’s Happy Easter Book by Grace Maccarone and Arthur’s April Fools by Marc Brown.
For the Fiesta celebrations, I read Mañana, Iguana by Ann Whitford Paul, Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales, The Three Little Tamales by Eric A. Kimmel and Coco (A story book telling of the Disney / Pixar Film.)
Also, during the month of April, to celebrate the Poteet Strawberry Festival (this year’s event: Friday, April 13th to
Sunday, April 15th, 2018) some of The Arc Participants and I made “Strawberry Origami Boxes” arts and crafts and ate healthy snacks named “Strawberry Sundaes.” My Strawberry Sundae was delicious!
We learned that the Strawberry Festival began in 1948 when the Poteet Rotary Club organized the first event in an effort to provide returning World War II veterans an incentive to return to the farms.
On Friday, April 20th, The Arc had a Classroom Fiesta Float Building Contest gathering in The Arc’s Gym. My classroom’s Fiesta float was about celebrating San Antonio’s tricenntinal.
On Wednesday, April 25th, The Arc had a Classroom Fiesta Door Decorating Contest. As
The Arc’s Newsletter Editor-in-Chief, with the help of my fellow Press Club Participants classmates and the Volunteer Involvement Program Participants, I took pictures to put in the April 2018 Newsletter edition. I’m very proud to say that the First Place Certificate was awarded to my classroom. We decorated our door with Fiesta medal arts and crafts.
The Arc Participants and Staff Members decided that on Friday, April 27th, we would commemorate the Fiesta celebrations by gathering in The Arc’s Gym in “The Taste of The Arc” Fiesta Food Tasting Booths with our friends. The other Participants and I listened to songs from the late singer, Selena and Mariachi music, had fun hitting piñatas, and dressing up in Fiesta clothing. My mom painted my fingernails purple with multi-colored confetti glitter nail polish and I wore my favorite purple Fiesta shirt, my 2018 new Fiesta Medals (that I got from The Arc, McDonald’s and H.E.B.) and my Fiesta rainbow–colored flower halo. Also, some of the other Arc Participants and I and the Staff Members decided that they would commemorate the Fiesta celebrations by watching the “Battle of Flowers” Parade on the website of San Antonio’s local ABC channel, KSAT 12 with our friends.
Everyone at The Arc had a wonderfully festive Fiesta day!
So, that was my astoundingly amazing month of April events at The Arc. I had such a great time celebrating Fiesta with The Arc Staff Members and my friends.
I hope that you had a fabulously festive month of April, like I had!
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.