May wrapped up a lot of structured learning experiences for the girls. It is also a transition to summertime. I will get to that in a later post…
Ellie ended earlier than Madison. I was able to go with her on her last field trip to the Barn restaurant, Toyrifix, and the Oak Cupboard. It is a fun trip because they go to three spots with special things at each stop. At the Barn, Ellie enjoyed a glass of Dr. Pepper; Madison did lemonade on her trip because she couldn’t handle the “spicy-ness.” Ellie quite enjoys pop. At Toyrifix, they had sock puppets to make and a pretend play area for the kids. It was good for them to move around and create. And the Oak Cupboard provided ice cream scoops for them to eat! Fantastic!
Ellie’s last day was a relaxed day of preschool followed by a carry-in meal with a presentation of a certificate of completion. (I forgot the end of school pic. I will have to take a cheater/late picture later.) Ellie had a great year learning how to be a part of the class, watching what is right and wrong, figuring out how to make friends, and looking up to her teachers.
This was our first year of daily school. I enjoyed the routine, even though the days start earlier than I think is necessary sometimes. Madison loved school. She had a great teacher, made friends, enjoyed playtimes, and learned a lot – including how to read which is just an amazing feat if you ask me! I was able to go on her last two field trips of the year. The first was to the Wilderness Center. It was a day that threatened of rain that never came… thankfully. It was full of talkative kids, redirecting, some learning, and lots of exploring. I think we all had a good time. I didn’t take any pictures that day. The second field trip was to the Akron Zoo. I carpooled up with some other moms, which was a good opportunity to get to know some new people and reconnect with some I already knew. I walked around with Madison and her friend Brooklyn all day. It was pretty low key. I think the girls had fun together.
I also had fun with Madison on field day. I helped with a basketball station. Because there were some breaks between groups of kids, I was able to go watch her class do a few of the other stations that day. That morning we took our last day of school pictures! My, how time flies. I now have a first grade girl on my hands!! Check out these Beginning and End of school pictures…
Madison started her ballet classes in January. It was every Satruday. Because it was Saturday, I found it a little bit hard to keep my enthusiasm up. But she seemed to enjoy her time at ballet. She had a great time at her Cinderella performance. She also had fun with the small group of girls she got to know. On the last day of school we could go observe a class.
She and Ellie will go to a week long dance camp this summer, and we will see what next year brings. Until then, we will dance, tumble, and flail our bodies in our own home…