Today is a very special day at Alexa’s elementary school. Alexa and Flat Stanley were excited about the “Shake Your Tail Feathers” dance!
Alexa dressed in her flannel shirt, jeans and boots, before coming downstairs to pack her lunch. Papa is still amazed at how grown up Alexa is, that she can make her own lunch for school.
“Did you know that I used to wear my hair in two braids like this everyday through elementary school?” Nana geezed as she braided Alexa’s hair in two pigtails.
Alexa was dolled up just like a little cowgirl!
“Round up and saddle up!” Papa said when it was time to go.
Flat Stanley grabbed his hat and galloped to the car.
Because this was such a special day, Nana and Papa stopped at McDonald’s before school today.
Although Alexa’s smile didn’t show it, she said she found the worst thing to order at McDonald’s! She did not like the pancakes on the McGriddle!
“Mom makes much better bacon!” Alexa said as she sipped her juice.”
“Now it’s time for a hootinanny!” Flat Stanley shouted as they finished their meal.
Nana was really excited about meeting Alexa’s first grade teacher Mrs. Wenzel. She was so sad when she found out that she wouldn’t be at the party.
“I hope everything is ok and that she’ll be back to school soon” Nana told the nice lady in the office.
Flat Stanley was also looking forward to seeing Mrs. Wenzel again, and he was sad that she couldn’t be there on this special day as well.
They heard the big speakers in the gym calling everyone to a big circle! Six classrooms of first graders filed in and found their places!
The gym was decorated in a wild west theme with their artwork displayed on the walls.
Flat Stanley pretended he was Sheriff John Brown. He put the hat with the fancy star on his head and went on his way to find the bad guys.
The wild west can be a very dangerous place.
Nana was so excited when they started off with the chicken dance! Flat Stanley was flapping his wings and clucking like a chicken around the center of the gym.
Then Alexa grabbed Flat Stanley for the Disco limbo, where they leaned way back and tried not to touch the pole.
Flat Stanley liked line dancing!
But Flat Stanley’s favorite dance was the Macarena!
This “Shake Your Tail Feathers” dance was so much fun it made Flat Stanley tired! He decided to sit with Papa and watch the kids do the hokey pokey.
But, when the kids put their whole selves in, Flat Stanley had to join in and shake it all about!
What a fun party! Flat Stanley was smiling his big beautiful smile. He really enjoyed dancing with all of his friends in Mrs. Wenzel’s class again!
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