Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My Shy Boy

Today was Blake's last day of 3-year-old preschool. Instead of a regular day of school, they had a special program for the parents (and grandparents) to celebrate the end of the year.

The program was cute with a variety of songs. Of course, my shy child didn't do a lot of singing. In fact he only sang his two 'favorite' songs.... "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" and "3 Little Ducks". The rest of the time, he sat there, with a blank look on his face, or pulling his arms inside his t-shirt, or putting his fingers in his ears to block out the 'noise' of the other kids singing!!! Yup, that's my kid.

Oh, and while everyone else's kids were dressed up nice (some fancier than others), my son decided to wear a classic Aunt Kate shirt...she the pic's below!!

Ah well, he finished this year of preschool and he did a great job!! He's learned so much! He knows all his letters, he can spell and write his name on his own, he can cut well, and he learned all those nifty important classroom rules like raising your hand, taking turns, sharing, and being polite!! So, at least he got the important stuff figured out!!!

After the fact, he shyly gave his favorite teachers hugs before we left, but of course, refused to pose for pictures.
Eventually, later at home, I got him to pose for a quick picture wearing the paper hats they made for the occasion!

One of the best parts of the program was being given the "Memory Book" after the fact. The teachers put together a great book to summarize the year. It's a combination of projects he completed during the year, information the teachers gathered (what do you want to be when you grow up, what's your favorite toy, who's your best friend) and tons of photos the teachers took during the year. It's an absolutely AWESOME way to remember this year, all the things he learned, and all the kids that were part of his class!

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