Archive for December 18th, 2006

Movin’ on up

Monday, December 18th, 2006

I think I only watched “The Jeffersons” because Roger made me. That’s my story anyway and I am sticking to it. The theme song is in my head now and again and it is apt for this note.

There was a note in Reid’s cubby on Friday to say that as of January 2nd, Reid would be in the Junior Preschool class. This means a move to the other building, the big playstructures every day (not just when I’m late getting there), 1 teacher for every 8 kids and a fee decrease thanks to the new ratio. I personally can’t imagine being in a room with that many kids and that few adults, especially since being trained is not a pre-requisite to moving up. In fact, it’s an age and space thing. The class is made up of kids who are two-and-a-half to three-and-a-half (approximately). Basil, who started with Reid, will be changing classes the same day. She will like that. She has been talking about him a lot lately. I think Lexsie’s mom has been keeping Lexsie at home more as they get closer to the point that she won’t be coming at all. I wonder if Reid will remember Lexsie when she comes back next fall. In any case, Reid knows some of the kids in the new class since they used to be in the Toddler Room and she will have Basil. The routine seems to be mostly the same as well. Ken and I will have to meet new teachers and that is kind of scary.

The big performance

Monday, December 18th, 2006

Reid’s class and teachers have been working for a couple weeks to prepare for their circle performance on Friday. Basically, all of the classes at daycare gather in the Toddler Room and each performs a couple of songs. Reid’s class is doing “I’m a big Christmas tree” (tune of “I’m a little teapot”) and “Where is Santa?” (tune of “Finger Family”). I think that we might be able to try and show you the latter the next time we see you or maybe on a video but the Christmas tree song doesn’t work with the tune that goes through my head and given my appalling lack of musical sense, that isn’t so surprising.

The teachers didn’t get the performance on video. Tammy said that they were too busy and that is easy to believe. Karen said she was laughing so hard that the tears were running down her face but that the kids did a really good job with their songs.

I wish I had been able to go to the performance but parents weren’t invited. Given privacy concerns and all the legal stuff, I’m not surprised.