From Mrs. Beth: This is my very first blog posting EVER, so here goes...
We have had a great day together! I am so excited I get to be here today and tomorrow; it is so much fun for me. I told Debbie this morning that I have been waiting for Thursday all week! Today we did preparations for Mother's Day. We spoke in circle time about our mom's and what they were like when they were little (yes, I explained, YOUR mommy used to be little like you!) Crickets...then I explained that I am a mommy now, but I did used to be little like them. I shared that I used to play soccer, go swimming, and ride bikes with my sisters. Then I had to tell them my sisters' names. And where they live. Adam thought he might know them. Once we got back on track, we took turns imagining what our mommies were like when they were little. Adam and Jaxson think their moms were just "like me" (hmmm....). Christian said his mom used to play hide & seek and play in the rain. Katie L.'s mom apparently used to play "go", which upon further questioning I discovered is her term for Red Light/Green Light. This sparked Gavin to agree that his mom also played "Red Light, Yellow Light, Green Light". Halle's mom apparently also enjoyed games as a child, and Halle thinks she played Duck, Duck, Goose, while Jaden thought her mom might have played hopscotch. Elliot thinks his mom liked to read books and play hopscotch, while Clara thinks she enjoyed riding in wagons. Too funny! Sharae, Mykah, and and Amelia's mom were said to ride bikes when they were little. Rosie claims her mom liked to play dress-up, and I assume that is what Bianca intended when she stated her mom "got dressed" when she was a little girl. Finally Katie D. rounded out our circle time by telling me that when her mom was little, she liked to go to bed!
We got our gift bags ready for tomorrows goodies, and some of the children took it seriously. As their marker-stained hands will prove, they wanted to make gift bags better than Hallmark.
Mrs. Gloria joined us after lunch, and we journaled after naptime before heading home for the day.
Can't wait to do it all again tomorrow. Thanks for having me! ~Beth