Monday, July 5, 2010

Preschool 2010

Hunter started preschool this year. I found someone who takes 2 & 3 year olds, and being smart, signed him up! I loved having a few hours a week with both kids in school. It made errands soooo much easier. Plus Hunter loved it. Every time we would go to the stop sign by our house he would point in the direction we took to preschool and say Ms. Kelly, over and over until I figured out what he was saying and then I would tell him that it wasn't a preschool day. He would get sad and quiet for a few minutes and then do it all over again the next time we went to the stop sign. I'm so glad he loved it!

Here he is with Ms. Kelly on the last day of preschool.

Here he is with Ms. Amanda, his other teacher

They did so many cute projects throughout the year. Here are a few of my favorites. Most of the worksheets and such didn't even make it home. Hunter likes to tear paper and when I put him in the car he would cry until I let him hold his work for the day. Thus, most were destroyed, but I dealt with the crying when it was something I wanted to keep. These are two art projects I loved:

This one is a bit blurry because it has real popcorn on it and so the scanner couldn't get a clear enough picture since it couldn't lay flat....oh well, I still love it!

Towards the end of the year Hunter got a Caterpillar in a cocoon to take home and watch and after a week or two it would emerge as a butterfly. Thankfully it took very little work on my part to get it "hatched." I put it in a shoe box, per the instructions, and one day I stopped home for a quick minute and found the butterfly had emerged and had gotten out of the shoe box! I quickly put it back so the kids could watch it fly off. Here is where I found it trying to escape out the back sliding door:

When both kids were home from school I let them take it outside and watch it flap it's wings to gain strength.

Hunter tried to help it on it's way. The instructions said it would flap slowly for a few hours and then fly off. We got lucky and went inside to eat dinner and as soon as I let the kids go back outside to check on it, it flew away. Of course I didn't have my camera for that part!

They (and by they, I really mean Madison. Hunter didn't really get it) really enjoyed seeing the different stages of cocoon to butterfly. I thought it was pretty cool, too!

The very last day of preschool the kids got to have a water day. Here is Hunter all ready to go. He insisted on wearing this hat and then would not take it off for about 2 weeks. The kid slept in it and everything (I have a post coming on his obsession with his hat). I put my foot down for church.

Isn't he the cutest thing you ever did see? He is so cute that I have a hard time saying no to him for anything!

Ms. Kelly and Ms. Amanda made the most adorable books for the kids/mom's and gave them out the last day. Here is Hunter's. They interviewed him for the book and I died laughing on some of his answers. Granted he barely talks and hasn't figured out how to answer questions, but he did a great job.

(he's a little obsessed with balls, so this doesn't surprise me in the least)

(Blue is his absolute favorite color. When he starts the dishwasher he will only use the blue cascade tablets-he leaves the orange ones for Madison)


Famous Amos said...

What cute ideas. I may have to steal a couple. Presley is adorable!

JR and Brynn said...

SO adorable. I put Haley in preschool over the summer as well. I (also smart) jumped on it when I found one that took 2 1/2 year olds. Yay! It was so fun. Looks like Hunter had a ball too. Love those wonderfully creative and explorative children. They are so fun at this age.