Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Evans' Big News

Evans wishes that his big news was that I bought him his very own iphone but I don't see that happening for at least a few more months. At least not until he has his own email address and blog. I have been thinking for a couple months now that it might be nice for Evans to go to "school" for a couple mornings a week just so that he could be around other kids his age. I have been having several issues logistically and y'all would have no idea what it is like to get a 14 MONTH old into a program in Atlanta but it all sort of fell into place this week. I went and toured a school on Monday that one of our friends attends and I really liked it. There was an opening for him to start next week two days a week so Evans would like to announce that he is starting school on Tuesday! I've been feeling really good about my decision (ask me again after I write the tuition check) and while I will miss Evans while he is at school, I think he will really enjoy it.

Then I got an email from the room mother. With next week's curriculum attached.

--In the first week of November, we will start working on the Thanksgiving Theme.
--The shape of the month is square and the color of the month is brown.
--We will talk about different food groups and each child will create their own food plate.
--We will work on developing vocabulary that focuses on directionality -- in, up, down, under -- by stacking up blocks.
--We will also work with puzzles, and review counting during circle time.
--We will play Pilgrims dress-up and engage in the "Mirror, Mirror" activity to develop sense of sight.
--Lots of focus will be on improving coordination skills and fine motor skills during art projects.
--We will continue to review saying "Please" and "Thank You" during our literacy activities..

And now I am just plain panicked. Let us remember that we are talking about Evans here. I love him more than anything on earth but let's be honest, he doesn't walk, he doesn't make much sense when he talks and he sure as heck doesn't know how to count or identify shapes. This could get interesting. He could probably dress him up as a Pilgrim if you helped him into his costume.

I might be apprehensive but I am at least positive that he will look great for the first day of school. I'm a little concerned about the "art projects" with his wardrobe but I'll get over it. He will be starting school on Tuesday with this new LL Bean backpack......And this super cute Very Hungry Caterpillar lunch box from Pottery Barn Kids.Of course both will have his name monogrammed on it. I can't wait to take his first day of school pictures and maybe he will surprise me with his knowledge. He did climb out of his highchair after all.


susanne said...

Einstein didn't walk until he was TWO!
OK, maybe I just made that up, but Evans is going to blow all the other little butterflies away with his ability to speak artificial languages, pick up gibbles of dirt/debris and ingest them in a nanosecond, and pull up and splash in any available toilet.
He's going to love playschool!

EmilyB said...

That cracks me up! Sounds like school will be terrific for both of you! Can't wait to hear how it goes!

The Koch Family said...

Where's he going? I've been taking w to mothers morning out a few days here and there. He did ok until the last few times that he screamed until they called us to pick him up early. I guess he figured put that didn't keep us from taking him again, so he bit not 1 but 2 little girls last week. Good job, w...he can't go back for 2 weeks!

The Koch Family said...

Oh, and I can't wait to hear about the lesson plan...w wouldn't go for that one either!

MN Mom said...

It sounds to me like this "school" is asking an awful lot of a 14 month old. All he should be doing is playing at this age. If he learns something too, great, but structure should be pretty low key. And a "room mother"? Give me a break! If it is time to yourself you need, there has to be a better way.