Sunday, February 10, 2013


Has it been a while since I have sung the praises of Sody's preschool? Because I am about to do that again right now. We love her school. We love the teachers and the setting and the curriculum and the food they provide and the friends she has made there and the friends we have made there through her. She's kind of popular (not bragging or exaggerating here, she just is...everybody just knows her. Parents included - she's got her own in-jokes with some of the other parents there. There are so many parents we have met where we have no clue who they are but they totally know Sody. So we jokingly call her the Mayor of the place) and she loves it there too. It's hard to get her to leave at the end of the day most of the time...which, after being there from 8:00ish to 5:15, is pretty damn impressive. Definitely a good sign.

And we love the curriculum. Here's something that impressed me at pick-up the other day. The kids are studying Black History Month right now, and when we went into the main classroom there were pics of Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks, George Washington Carver, etc. And Sody just pointed to Rosa Parks and started telling me her story. Correctly! So impressive. So great.

They get music time too, with a music teacher coming in weekly. And they have the songs they sing every morning as a group in circle time. The other day I said something about a band to Sody and she said, "Hey we learned about a band at school! Pop band. Soul. Rock band." Which just killed me. Sometimes she sings to herself at night after we tuck her in, and the other night I caught her singing my favorite song she learned at school:

"Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Then comes Saturday
Let's begin again.

Domingo, Lunes, Martes
Miercoles, Jueves, Viernes
Luego viene Sabado
Aqui terminamos."

I hope she keeps loving school as long as possible!

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