Brooks was so excited to go back to Miss Denise’s! He LOVES her. I have to do a little bragging about how some of the other pre-school Mom’s wanted to make sure their kids were in the same class with Brooks. It will be sad when he goes to kindergarten next year. None of those kids will go to his school since we live in a different area. He asked me about it and if her would go to Miss Denise’s still and when I told him no, that he’d be going to a bigger school. He began to cry and told me how sad he was about it. But I reassured him that he would make lots of new friends and he eventually settled down.
Their 1st day they learned about being special and individual. Miss Denise asked them all what color their eyes and hair are and what their favorite foods are. Brooks said his eyes were blue and his hair changed from brown to blonde and his favorite food was Olive Garden Salad.
Brandon told him that his hair color was called dirty blonde; Brooks said “I should wash my hair so it can be clean blonde!” He loves Dinosaurs and his favorite shows are Dora, Diego, Phineas and Ferb, Max and Ruby, I Carly, Wow Wow Wubzy and pretty much any other cartoon on Disney or Nickelodeon!! He had his well check up and his vision is perfect and he’s very healthy. We decided to get his 5yr immunizations out of the way. He is such a baby when it comes to pain, they gave him two shots in the arm and the whole rest of the day he cried. He thought they left the needles in his arm and that we needed to go back and get them removed. I tried to explain to him how it worked but he insisted they were still in his arm. He continued to baby his arm until all the soreness was gone. We did our back to school photo shoot and this year I found this really cute letterman type jacket for him and it gave me some fun ideas to take them at the high school and use the football field. They turned out really cute and he’s such a ham! You know I love it.
They went to the firehouse for their safety week field trip. They got to watch the fireman get in his protective uniform and tried to find any parts of him that weren’t covered that could get burned. He put on his helmet and let all the kids bang on it to make sure that it would protect his noggin’ They got to see all the tools on the fire truck and go through it while they told them all about safety, what to do in case of a fire and how they put the fires out. Then we went to the ambulance and then inside the firehouse and they showed us where they stayed and they got a call over the intercom that lets them know when there is an emergency. It said “test for ___ station only…Denise Jones pre-school, remember kids stop drop and roll” They all thought that was pretty neat. After that we went back outside and they got to spray the fire hose. The EMT talked a lot about making sure that the children know 2 ways out of the house and that we practice the escape plan with them and that we have a meeting place outside the house. They went over the importance of not going back in the house and how it takes away from all of them saving your child/pet to dividing their efforts and having to look for both of you, so you cut their chances of getting out safely in half. I think that would be the hardest thing, and it got me thinking about how we’ve never really talked to Brooks about where to go. He knows to get low and all about stop drop and roll but we need to go over what to do in case of a fire or earthquake! They also talked about when to call 911 and the importance of having our address posted where he knows it’s at or have it memorized. So we put our address on his level on the fridge and planned our escape routes and meeting place. I think he’s got it down pat! We learned a lot and made good use of our new knowledge!