Saturday, 17 August 2013
Countdown to JK: 3 Weeks to go!
Another week has passed, and Ella is even closer to becoming a kindergartner. One of the things we've been doing all summer (and actually through the winter too) was reading books about kindergarten. There aren't too many at the library (Amelia Bedelia...that's a good one), so I think we've read all the ones there.
A couple days ago, Nan brought over a book for Ella called, 'Kindergarten, Here I Come'.
It's a longer story, but it's broken into many different sections about things kids will encounter when they go to school (things they've probably never encountered before).
Some of the sections:
- Kindergarten checklist
- Story time
- Field trips
- Show and tell
- Lining up
Ella is pretty excited about show and tell...so I really hope they do this at her school! She has some crazy idea that she will be able to ride her scooter to school with her pet fish in a basket on the front. The fish (which has not been 'around' for a couple of months) will be her show and tell item, so we are going to have to replace that little guy. We will also need to get her a basket for her scooter...and teach her how to ride her scooter with a basket and fish bowl attached. Hopefully those dreams aren't squashed too soon for her.
I should mention this photo is staged. I read the book to Ella the other day, but at the time I took this photo we didn't have enough time (did I mention it's long?). I figured Adam would publicly call me out if I didn't make this note. :D
I may read this book to her everyday for the next three weeks....I don't want there to be any big (bad) surprises come Kindergarten day. The only thing I wished was in the book (a little more forcefully) was the part about parents not coming to school.
Thanks for reading :D
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