We've made it through our first week of school!
I lieu of sending home papers and projects on a daily basis, Harrison's school sends his work for the week home on Friday. He even has his own special folder with his name on it.
So, I pick him up today and he is overflowing with words as usual. Before I pull out of the parking lot, I pull out his work for the week. There are color pages, a foam thingy with his name on it, and a puppet made from a paper bag among other things.
There is, however, one page on bright pink paper that melts my heart...
I'm not a save-everything, never-know-when-you-need-it kind of gal, but this is definitely a keeper. Those little baby hands aren't baby hands anymore; they made this kid-sized print. Still small and sweet, but so much bigger compared to Brig's chubby little baby hands. Just a short time ago, my Harrison had those same chubby kissable hands.
A few things Harrison learned this week:
- The color red. (He's actually known his colors for like 2 years, so I'm guessing this is just review??)
- Drawing straight lines. And not just any lines, "vertical lines," he explained.
- Beginning writing his name. Poor kid has a rather lengthy name. This is something we've worked on over the summer. He has "H" and "I" down. The rest...hmm, not so much. They all look like "I's."
- From what I can gather, they are painting a large picture (possibly a mural?) little by little. This week they painted the red parts, which consisted of a fireman's hat and Clifford the Big Red Dog.
I had made it a point to pick up a little treat for him today and thought it could be something I could do for him every Friday. Sort of a way to celebrate the completion of the week and start of the weekend. His teacher, Mrs. Shelly, beat me to it. She tucked a little "Airhead" bar into his folder. Candy is the way to that boy's heart.