Friday, March 16, 2007

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

We visited a preschool this morning that we're considering sending Connor to in the fall and a leprechaun had visited there last night leaving lots of goodies for the kids - shamrocks, gold coins and pennies scattered around the floor, a pot of gold in the middle of the room and even a potato! It was kind of a crazy day for us to visit but Connor loved it! During their outside play time they all ran around the playground looking for clues as to where the leprechaun was hiding and everything was a clue - a leaf pointing toward the slide meant he went that way and a pile of rocks meant he went over there. It was fun to watch them work together trying to find him! :) For snack they made green eggs and ham - each kid got to break their own egg into a cup, the teacher added a drop of green food coloring and then they got to scramble them. She cooked the eggs and ham on a hot plate and talked about how food coloring is kind of like paint because it changes the color of the food but we can't eat paint! They voted on whether or not the food coloring changed the taste of the food and read Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham. They also had PE time where they went into the play room and stetched, did jumping jacks, ran in circles, ran in place, and jumped as far as they could. You would have thought Connor had been with these kids all year - he fit right in!

Mrs. Buckett (the preschool teacher) said she thought he'd do great in the 4 year old class in the fall. He's actually supposed to be in the 3 year old class since he misses the birthday cutoff by 9 days, but she thought he'd do better in with the 4 year olds. He did a great job paying attention during the story and obviously didn't have any separation issues since he couldn't have cared less whether Logan and I stayed in the room with him or not! It helps that he goes to preschool already, of course!

Anyway, happy St. Patrick's Day from our little leprechauns!

P.S. Last night Daddy and Connor were reading a Mother Goose book and Daddy asked Connor to read him some of the stories. This is how it went:

"Humpty dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty dumpty bonked his head."

"Rain, rain, go away, come again tomorrow"

"Hickory, dickory, dock! Why is the mouse running up the clock? Why is girl standing on a chair?"

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