Thursday, November 3, 2011

Our Little Preschooler

Matthew has been attending a preschool program on base on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9am - 1pm.  He absolutely loves his teacher, who he calls, Mrs. Donna.  She's authorized through the military to run the preschool out of her home.  There are usually only four of them that are there regularly on Tuesday and Thursday, so it's nice that it's a small group.  They go to the park, the indoor swimming pool, do crafts, work on their alphabet, numbers, days of the week and seasons.  It's been a great new thing for Matthew to try and he really looks forward to "school" each week.
A few weeks ago, they took a field trip to the Fire Station during Fire Safety week.  Donna sent us a few pictures that she took of the kids.  Matthew talked about sitting in the fire truck all day long and they even got a neat fire hat to bring home.  He's really into trucks, cars and trains these days, so this field trip was perfect!

Matthew with his friends, Serenity, Chloe, and Kirsten

Driving the Fire Truck!

The kids with Mrs. Donna, the Fireman and the Fire Safety Dog

The week before Halloween, Donna had a little party for the kids and invited all the other Mom's to come join in the fun.  We had food and did a craft with the kids, but Matthew's favorite part was decorating his own pumpkin shaped sugar cookie and then getting to eat it.  I didn't think he would actually eat the entire thing, but he sure did, and he loved it!  I'm so glad I had my camera with me, because he had sprinkles ALL over his face by the time he was done!

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