Archive for Friday, April 29, 2011

Glenwood Ridge kindergartners stage their own wedding, between ‘Q’ and ‘U’

Glenwood Ridge Elementary School kindergarten teacher Allison Budimlija announces "Q" and "U" (Chloe Siefkas and Tegory Gray) as a wedded pair Friday morning in her classroom. A reception followed, during which students enjoyed a British-style tea with iced tea and cupcakes. Six of 17 students said they liked the taste of tea after sampling it.

Glenwood Ridge Elementary School kindergarten teacher Allison Budimlija announces "Q" and "U" (Chloe Siefkas and Tegory Gray) as a wedded pair Friday morning in her classroom. A reception followed, during which students enjoyed a British-style tea with iced tea and cupcakes. Six of 17 students said they liked the taste of tea after sampling it.

April 29, 2011

Wedding of 'Q' and 'U': bouquet

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Before walking down the aisle, Queen "Q" receives her wedding bouquet (a word that, of course, uses the letters '"Q" and "U"). "Q," portrayed by Glenwood Ridge Elementary School kindergartner Chloe Siefkas, was wed to Prince "U" in a short, modest ceremony at GRES Friday morning, several hours after the royal wedding took place in London. The crowd in attendance, much smaller than that at the royal wedding, consisted of students in Allison Budimlija's kindergarten class. Enlarge video

Wedding of 'Q' and 'U': down the aisle

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Queen "Q" (Chloe Siefkas) walks down the aisle before being wed to Prince "U" (Tegory Gray) Friday morning in Allison Budimlija's kindergarten class at Glenwood Ridge Elementary School. Enlarge video

Wedding of 'Q' and 'U': tying the knot

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The big moment finally arrives, as Queen 'Q' and Prince 'U' exchange vows, promising to remain forever united in phonic harmony. 'Q' and 'U' were wed Friday morning in Allison Budimlija's kindergarten class. On Friday, dubbed "'QU' Day" in Glenwood Ridge Elementary School kindergarten classes, girls came dressed as queens, while boys dressed as quarterbacks. Enlarge video

The bride, dressed in a pink dress and a tiara, walked down the aisle toward the groom, who wore a Basehor-Linwood Bobcats football uniform.

The scene, though markedly different from the one in London watched by hundreds of millions several hours earlier, was the answer to Great Britain's royal wedding from Allison Budimlija's kindergarten class at Glenwood Ridge Elementary School on Friday.

The students held a wedding for the letters "Q" and "U," celebrating the eternal union between the letters in the English language and coinciding with the nuptials that added a new member to the English royal family earlier that day. Chloe Siefkas portrayed Queen "Q," and Tegory Gray was Prince "U," characters borrowed from a book that Budimlija read to the class before the ceremony. Their 15 classmates were in attendance.

A reception followed the short ceremony. The students enjoyed a British tea, with cupcakes and cups of iced tea.

The groom, and other boys in the class, wore a football get-up because they was dressed as quarterbacks, a notable "Q-U" word, for what the GRES kindergarten teachers had dubbed "'QU' Day." The girls dressed as queens.

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