Sunday, March 16, 2008

Still Getting Ahold of This Preschool Thing

So we're supposed to dress our kids in green in honor of St. Patrick's Day, and Q has no green clothes. Plenty of red, plenty of blue – we could be Bloods or Crips, I suppose - but we can't pass for Irish. Now that he's decided green is his favorite color, I'll pick his summer clothes accordingly, but too late to look like a good parent for St. P's.

The closest thing he has is a camouflage-patterned shirt. I'm not crazy about little boys wearing camo, but since they're going to try to catch a leprechaun in class tomorrow, maybe it'll be suitable after all, as hunting attire.

I love the weekly emails from Q's teacher, reporting class activities and the agenda for the following lessons. They've proven somewhat less useful than expect in eliciting information from Q himself though.

"Did you count mittens today?" I say, reading from the calendar.
"Did you draw shapes?"
"Did you sing about snowmen?"

Oh boy! He actually admitted that he did an activity that was in the calendar, a rarity. I see that the title of the song was "Five Little Snowmen," so I ask, "How many snowmen were in the song?"

"Are you sure?"
"Just four snowmen, not five?"
"Yep, four."

Sometimes I think knowing just a little bit about class is more dangerous than knowing nothing at all.


Alex Elliot said...

I can't get my son to tell me anything about preschool. His teacher told me that it's fairly common with boys. I had to scrounge for green too for him today.

Chicagoland Mamacita! said...

I do this a lot with mine, too. He's a year younger than Q, I think, so probably has fewer words - but I always rattle off a few activities of the day before hitting on one that was memorable to him.

Thanks for stopping by - funny thing happened recently. LinkedIn suggested I make a connection with you. Now, we exchanged just a few emails over a year ago and L.I. didn't pick up your name from my address book (I only save a few contacts). We're in different industries and geographies - how the algorithm connected us is very interesting!

YF said...

thanks for the reminder today, i would not have remembered the green....

kittenpie said...

Ha! He's getting ready for the teenage years of claiming to have done and learned nothing in school all day. We didn't wear green either - Pumpkinpie didn't want to, and I decided not to force the issue, Irish blood aside. And after I dropped her off, I went home, too sick to deal with work, so I didn't matter anyhow.