Tuesday, September 14, 2010

and he's off...


I can't believe my little baby started Preschool today...totally crazy!!! He was a bit confused this morning when I grabbed his backpack and put it in the car. He started screaming "walk walk walk!"...he wanted to walk to school, because this is how Andrew gets to school now! I thought it was pretty funny!
I am so glad I sent Jacob to camp at his school this past summer. It really gave him a chance to familiarize himself with the environment and people. As soon as we walked up he said "yeah, school!" He was a bit shy when we walked into the classroom, but that went away quite quickly. (much different than another child i once took to preschool!!!) Many of Jacob's new classmates are younger siblings of Andrew's friends from the preschool, so he recognizes them from playdates and such, which is great! It's also great for us moms!!!
Here is Jacob's first preschool art project...
the tree of life!



Some of you may be thinking, "what the heck is this???"...while others of you are singing right along...knowing the Hebrew alphabet (or Aleph-Bet)!

Andrew had his first day of Religious School this past Sunday. While it wasn't a full class session, due to orientation, they still cranked out some Jewish knowledge! Andrew learned about the first letter of the Aleph-Bet...which is Aleph.

He made this beautiful Fruit Loop Aleph and also told me that Aleph does not make a sound! I responded by telling him that it made the "ah" sound, which he quickly told me was incorrect. He said one of the other kids in class thought it did, but the teacher told them it makes no sound at all! So...day one of religious school and I'm already learning from my Kindergartner!
They also learned about Rosh Hashanah, the Shofar and read a great book about the holiday as well.

I am so glad Andrew enjoyed his first day! Judaism is very important to me and I want to instill an early love for learning our faith and traditions. I will keep you posted on future Religious School happenings!

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