Sunday, April 13, 2008

School Things

It was the week before spring break, so naturally, there were "school things" last week.

First, there was Smunch's first display in the district-wide art show. They didn't pick anything all that exciting from his collection, but he was pleased to see it there and then go off to look for his friends' artwork.

Then we had the kindergarten open house. It was a really big deal for the kids. They each had a checklist of all the things to show their parents. I spend enough time in the classroom that I'd seen most of it before. So, I spent more time chasing after Mam as she visited this friend and that. The room looked great though. They do a much better job of showing of their artwork than they can do at showing off the more academic stuff, but face it amateur handwriting just isn't as pretty as a bunch of watercolor flowers on the wall.
The week was capped off by Mam's "Spring Sing" at preschool. It was as adorable as always. It never ceases to amaze me how they can get 100 preschoolers to sing a dozen songs with hand movements and everything.
And, as usual after these sing events, we all went back to the classroom for refreshments. The siblings who attended were invited to sit at the snack tables with the students. I'm not sure exactly how Mam felt about that. You?

3 comments:

Queen Bee said...

"Oh, I KNOW you aren't sitting there waiting for a snack. Dream on brother, dream ON."

mommieN. said...

I'd *just* gotten over the guilt of no parent showing up at Gabriel's open house last week. I can just imagine him now, looking anxiously out the door, holding his list...oh god! Thanks a LOT! :) - badmom

MommaWriter said...

I guess I should clarify. Smunch had an *evening* open house. If we hadn't been there, he wouldn't have been there either. A midday open house? That just sounds cruel...