Tuesday, August 31, 2010

a tradition rolls on…

This past week, Hudson met his Kindergarten teacher at Meet the Teacher night.  Boy, was that a bit odd being on this side of the evening!  Hudson really liked that there is a housekeeping center in his room.  The boy is going to be a master chef and make some girl very happy!  I could do a whole post on meaningful and purposeful play for early childhood rooms, but that’s not the point of this post….needless to say, I was well pleased! :o) IMG_2517

Hudson liked his teacher a lot, and the funniest part?  Her name is Mrs. Smith.  He thought for a while that meant Mommy was his teacher, but after meeting her at school, I think it is all straightened out.  An extra bonus is one of his good friends, Caleb, is in his class too.  That made going to meet the teacher a little softer on his tender heart.

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After we sat through Kindergarten Orientation, Daddy and Mommy took Hudson for a special treat at a local creamery – they make their ice cream on site.  It is delish!  Hudson feasted on “Cookie Munster” (Cookie Crisp and Cookie Dough in Vanilla Ice Cream).

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In our district, the big kids start 2 days before the little ones.  Hudson will officially start Kindergarten on Thursday, but we had a back to school party with our friends the Lehmans tonight as the big boys headed back today.  Riley and Hudson were both excited about their turn to join the school ranks in 36 hours.

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Growing up, my mom and dad always had  a “back to school” party, complete with a back to school cake and a small gift.  We wanted to continue that tradition, so after our delectable cookout, we feasted on this….thanks to a great mom and dad for little traditions like this that made Bryan and I feel special – hopefully it will do the same for these cuties.

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(Hugs, B-Rax, Banana, Tater, Ri-Man)  I’m looking forward to the day we can pull out a few years’ worth of these pics and compare them :)

2 comments:

Knocker Boys said...

You wrote "I could do a whole post on meaningful and purposeful play for early childhood rooms, but that’s not the point of this post….needless to say, I was well pleased! :o)"

I know that was for me. :) I love that we have different view points on things. :)

Flamingo Mama said...

i loved kindergarten. i still remember playing in the kitchen center. it was a plain wood color. how wierd is that? well, wierd that i remember!