|Cards for the teacher Hank had for each class. There was a teacher there in the break room while I was setting up. I felt bad taking away from her down time, so I didn't get too many pics or have time to straighten up.|
We are the great social experiment, as we do not have any friends or family who have put their kids in a school-based day care at 4/5 months (and kept them there) as we have done with Hank and Everett. Folks can smugly nod and say I told you they started school too young if they end up in jail some day (sure hope not).
|Is this a thank you party, or are they celebrating the fact that I'm leaving?|
|To assuage the guilt, I don't remember a single thing from the time I was really young, and have mostly good memories about my time at pre-school. When I really wanted my mom was in high school -- I always wanted to talk to her after school.|
To celebrate the teachers, we brought donuts and made little cards for the teachers he has had each year. I made up poems to accompany the cards. For example, for the teacher of the two-year-olds (above):
In Ms. Shaellena's class I grew more lanky
I also picked up the nickname "Hanky"
For the aides, I made a cartoon rendering of Hank's head and wrote a note to each of them on the back and hung them from balloons.
For Hank's friends, we brought mini donuts and made school themed goodie bags, which included stickers, an apple pencil, and fruit snacks. The sticker said "Wish I could stick around. I'll miss you! From Hank." Just so you know, the way to win over a classroom of pre-schoolers is with a sugary snack and goodie bags. Should we bring treats and goodie bags on our first day at the new school? lol
Favorite of the day: Have you heard about cronuts?
Working on: A wreath