Friday, May 24, 2013

A Few Happenings in Pre K and 1st Grade

About a month ago I had the opportunity to go on a field trip with Lillie and Elliott's class.  We loaded a school bus, Lillie and Elliott's first time on a bus, and headed to the Central Park Zoo!
It was a fun trip.  Their class is studying animals and their defense mechanisms in school, so that was the topic of conversation at each zoo exhibit.

Elliott and a friend from class.

I was the only parent in my group so their teacher joined us.  They really liked having Mrs. Cornoni along.
Elliot was a little wary of the birds flying around in the Tropical Rainforest

Eating lunch before heading back to school.

Jack's class is studying parks and their importance for people living in the city.  Earlier this week I joined his class and we walked to Madison Square Park.  The park is a little less than a mile away from the school.  Everyone had a partner and they were instructed to hold hands as they walked.  It's a big responsibility to get 25 kids to a field trip destination walking.  Of course these kids walk everywhere, so they are pretty street smart, wasn't bad at all.

Each kid had a clipboard to do their work on.  They had a map of the park with about 10 key spots they had to find.  They also had a check list to mark off items they found in the park (benches, water fountain, recycling bin, statues, etc.) and a page to sketch something they saw.

Last night was the 8th Annual Art Exhibit at school.  Every grade works on a different art project and all projects are displayed around the cafeteria for the art show.  

Pre K did self portraits
(you might not be able to tell, but Lillie gave herself pink streaks)
Elliott and his self portrait

1st grade drew King and Queens
Jack with his King

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Parker: 9 Months

Parker is 9 months old!

Parker is growing so fast.  This month he started crawling and can get anywhere he wants to go.  We really have to keep an eye out for him these days.

He is happy as ever, such a joy to have in our family!