At Graham's school they have been celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday all week. On Monday they wore red, white, and blue in honor of the Cat in the Hat, Tuesday was silly shoes/socks, Wednesday was wacky hair and/or clothes, Thursday they wore stars in celebration of Sneetches, and on Friday they got to wear pjs for an all school read/snuggle down in the hall.
On Thursday G's class also had a little green eggs and ham celebration with their 4th grade reading buddies.
Ellie and I were able to be there to help out before I took her to school, so were able to enjoy the activity too. Graham took his Cat in the Hat book to read to his buddy - he practiced reading it a couple nights before bed this week!
After hanging with Graham a bit I took Ellie to school. It's that point in the year when the kids get to start signing themselves in for class...
She's been able to write her name for quite awhile now, but it's fun to see her doing more "big girl" things independently...she's looking more grown up to me all the time! It's also that time of year when we have to start making plans for next year. The preschool director asked if they should be holding a place for her in the pre-K class for next year. Ellie's birthday is late August, so we needed to decide if we would do another year of preschool or send her to Kinder (kids need to turn 5 before Sept 1st to start Kinder, so we just made it!). After talking to her teacher and weighing some of the pros and cons, we decided it was time to send her to Kindergarten.
On Friday when I picked Ellie up from school she was noticing all of the daffodils that are blooming (there are LOTS of them at school).
Ellie LOVES flowers and is always stopping to pick them when she sees them - she seems to find them everywhere we go. We work really hard though at not picking flowers that don't belong to us, so I asked Ellie not to pick the flowers at school. She asked me if I would take her picture with them instead. AWESOME idea :)
That flower-picking is a bit of an addiction with her - it takes a LOT of restraint to just leave them there. I reminded her that we have the same flowers at home and she can pick one from our yard when we get home.