A List Maker's Life: School Spirit

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

School Spirit

"I'm so excited to go to preschool today!"

"Thank you Jesus for my breakfast food and thank you that I get to go to school today."

"I love my school, I love my school, I love my school!"

"I'm so glad I got to go to school today."

"Before you ask mom, my favorite part of the day was PLAYING!"

"This year some of my friends are old & some of my friends are new."

I was thrilled that Gavin was so eager for his first day of preschool. We celebrated his first day with our "traditional" back to school breakfast. He chose green eggs and sausage and wanted to be sure I remembered to set the special celebration plate at his spot. During our breakfast we talked briefly about why kids go to school, what kind of goals we might make for a school year, and what Gavin might want to be someday when he is grown. As you may imagine, these are interesting conversation starters for 4 and 2 year old children. Gavin says that he wants to go to school to learn to be a good listener and a good friend. These answers make my heart swell a bit, as they are two of my main goals for his education as well. He said that he will use those skills when he grows up to work on pop-up campers - smiles! As her contribution to the conversation, Anne Hope decided that when she is is grown up she will be 3 and she would like to be "a pink cake!" (I guess I need to scaffold these questions a bit more for her in the future). We will all look forward to all adventures in learning that will follow this year at Cherry Lane!


  1. I bet Gavin was the best dressed kid at school today. He looks so cute in his shirt and shorts!

    Can't wait to hear about your adventures with Anne Hope while Gavin's gone at school. :)

  2. oh yes...Gavin WAS the best dressed!

    What a blessing it was to read your blog about Gavin's first day of school!
    We had such fun this week.
    I am looking forward to getting to know Gavin better!


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