Many rooms invited the children to help prepare the rooms for the night. Joy’s Little Stars painted a banner to greet their adoring fans. Susan’s kids read the book Ugly Pie by Lisa Wheeler, and made the yummy (though as promised, ugly) confection for their parents, complete with homemade ice cream. Teachers baked all manner of tasty treats, while Val’s parents were treated to gorgeous gifts from parents and owners of The Chocolate Door. Sweet tooth satiated, we all set to work.
Each room had discussions of particular interest to the classes: from infant development, potty training, all the way to kindergarten readiness. That was the official part. The main fun of the evening was setting to work on “A Book About Me”. Across the school, each parent was asked to come armed with photos that depict their child’s life. The parents were presented with these questions to illustrate, narrate or otherwise interpret:
-What Makes Me Unique?
-What Gives Me Comfort?
-My Favorite Experience
Glue sticks and snapshots in hand, parents set to work around the kid sized tables and chatted while they created these masterpieces. Once complete, these books will live in the classroom for the kids to look at anytime they like. As we had hoped, each parent approached the questions in their own style. Some used pictures alone, others added text and doodles, and still others wrote epic tomes. The results are simply a-dorable, and the kids are going to love, love, love them.
Thanks again for coming and joining our pack!