Breakfast Together: "I liked having the donut." -Cate
What a splendid way to begin the morning! The classroom was warm and cheerful with the bustle of Rainey Room children and many parents this morning. We caught up with each other over many delicious foods like mixed fruits, bagels and cream cheese, donuts, and even homemade madeleines (thanks, Linli). To wash it down or wake us up there was juice and coffee. Hopefully, we can arrange one or two more of these before the school year ends. Thank you to Marguerite and Clare for putting out the word, creating and overseeing the sign up, and for the plain, good ol' morale that the room parents provide! Thank you to everyone who contributed! To those who couldn't make it, you were here in spirit.
Hugh's dad (our first dad--no pressure dads!) was our mystery reader today. As with all of the mystery readers, excitement and joy come through in the children's voices and facial expressions when we sing our theme song "Who's It Gonna Be," while we wait in anticipation to find out who it is waiting behind the door, and in our welcoming hugs and our departing thank you's.
Today Nick read a story about Christmas, set in the city of London. He didn't flinch when the children asked him to read "Santa Claus" or just "Santa" instead of "Father Christmas." Although, Will and one or two others did remind him when needed. Next he read Make Way for Ducklings which elicited inquiry and commentary from the children. Time didn't permit reading the third book about camping and "Smokey the Bear." But we want to hear the story! Hopefully, we can another time. Thanks, Nick!
Happy mystery reading to all and to all a good night!