Children enrolled in the Rend Lake College Foundation Children’s Center’s (RLCFCC) Pre-K classroom took a trip down the rabbit hole yesterday with an “Alice in Wonderland” themed tea party to observe Valentine’s Day. The party was equipped with a photo booth, snacks, and sweet tea lead by teachers Chrissy Confer as the Queen of Hearts and Rene Crouse as Alice. The children wore bow ties, tiaras, and costumes to celebrate.
The RLCFCC Pre-K gathered for a class photo in their costumes. Pictured is, FRONT ROW, FROM LEFT, Layla Thompson (Sesser), Cloe Allen (Bonnie), Elyssa Nadolski (Ina), Mattie Loucks (Mt. Vernon), Aurora Drew (Benton), Gia McPherson (Benton), and Brystol Bilderbeck (McLeansboro); MIDDLE ROW, Parker Etnier (Mt. Vernon), Carter Owens (Mt. Vernon), Branson Rankin (Ina), Camden Clymer (Woodlawn), and Cole Carpenter (Scheller); BACK ROW, Pre-K Assistant Teacher Chrissy Confer, Preston Essary (Ina), Breckin Suhling (Ina), Jensen Suhling (Ina), Harrison Drew (Benton), Crosby Cox (Benton), Aydyn Skidmore (Mt. Vernon), and Pre-K Lead Teacher Rene Crouse. (ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)
Brystol Bilderbeck of McLeansboro, RIGHT, watches as her teacher Rene Crouse, LEFT, pours sweet tea during the class party yesterday morning. (ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)
Jensen Suhling, LEFT, and his brother Breckin, RIGHT, show their excitement to begin the tea party yesterday morning. Also pictured is Pre-K Teacher Rene Crouse, CENTER. (ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)
The morning was full of laughter and smiles, including those on Aurora Drew’s (Benton), LEFT, and Mattie Loucks’ (Mt. Vernon), RIGHT, faces. (ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)