Little O started going to a co-op preschool playgroup daycare type thing just a few short weeks ago. It was so exciting for him and his mom. He has taken to it really well. He is there two full days a week while the Parakeet works. He is with other children ages 2-4. His teachers are lovely – one in fact has been a dear friend of the family for about twelve years. The other parents have been so welcoming. The whole thing has just been a blessing from the start. As a family, the Russells are thankful about how it is all working.
Little O transitioned into his two full days, first attending song-time with his mom, then staying through lunch, then staying through nap, and finally a full day. This four day process made the whole thing go very smoothly. Obviously, the coordinators have been at this for a few years.
After about his second full week, some of the older kids were “graduating”. The teachers created ‘yearbooks’ for all of the enrolled students. Little O was included in this special tradition. The Parakeet now has his hand and foot-prints forever in posterity – which feels very fitting on the eve of his third birthday. The graduation was really informal and sweet and pot-luck and outside and all things that seem like preschool and family. It was lovely.
Little O also got to bring home a yearbook. The Parakeet has decided to share the list of “favorites” he gave his teacher at the time of putting the book together.
favorite toy – train tracks (not a surprise – he is playing with them when he is dropped off and picked up)
favorite song – where is thumbkin (the keet and huz have not gotten to hear this one yet)
favorite food – bananas (not sure where that came from – he now tells the Huz it is waffles)
favorite book – digger truck book (also not a surprise)
favorite playgroup activity – playing play-doh
favorite costume – ” i dont have a costume” (he has since decided robot)
the most important thing in my cubby is – all my sleeping stuff (oh man, not sure he’ll ever not use that ‘cozy’ blanket or his pac)
my favorite playgroup room is – the kitchen
my favorite outside activity is – driving the big car (surprised? anyone???)
that’s all for now. Cant wait to see how next year’s answers compare
also of note was a picture that Little O drew of playgroup. there are lots of colors and scribbles on the page and at the bottom one of his teachers wrote, ‘this is not playgroup. this is a zig-zag hat’. It seems Little O had a different interpretation 🙂