Wednesday, August 25, 2010

PreSchool Prep

PreSchool starts on Monday. Jaxon is so excited! We had a home visit w/ his teacher the other night and he has asked every morning since, "Is today the day I go to school?" We've been counting down the days on his calendar since the first of the month. At the end of each day, before bed, he gets to mark a big black X over the day to show how much closer we are to the first day of school. It's amazing how slowly time goes by for a young boy so excited about starting a new chapter in his life.

Jaxon's teacher informed us that the theme for the first few weeks of school would be "Hungry Bears", so we went to the Clay Center Library a hunt'in for bear books!

We then headed over to the Zoo Park to visit their black bear. We talked about what he likes to eat, where he would live in the wild and about his shedding coat. Jaxon's really looking forward to Teddy Bear Day on September 9th when he gets to bring his own teddy bear from home to share with the class.

I am so excited that his teacher will be working with themes... I am a BIG theme lover myself! I have decided to follow along and base Jaxon's ArtBoard on the theme that he is learning about at school. Each month we will take a field trip of our own and pick out books related to the theme. Reading is so important, I hope I can keep up when Baby arrives!

Be sure to stop by each month for a look at what Jaxon's learning at PreSchool & at home!

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