Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy 100th Day!

Today is the 100th day of MDO for my kiddos.  The PreK class celebrates and parades around the school for all the other kids to enjoy.  Emma has been talking about this non stop since she found out that her class would be participating this year and she would not have to be an onlooker.

We decided to glue 100 buttons on a shirt.  Emma counted the buttons out, placed them where she wanted them, told me where to put the hot glue, she stuck them on and then pressed them down with a Popsicle stick.  She was super excited about doing this and insisted on doing it all by herself.  I love that Emma is so independent and takes such pride in her school work.

Last night as she was taking a bath she started talking to me about Antarctica.  I was amazed at the information she knew about the climate, where it is located, the life that exist there and her knowledge of Penguins.  The kid told me how many different species there were, the names of them, how they survive, lay eggs, how far down they can swim, how they get their food, how they protect themselves and so much more. Her favorite part went something like this, "Mom, did you know that the Daddy Penguin has one very important job?  His most important job it to supply food for the Mommy and baby at times.  Are you sure you are ready for this Mom, it is really gross.  The Daddy will go store up on food which is in his stomach behind his blubber and then he comes and throws it up for them to eat.  He really does throw it up Mom."  I must be honest and tell you that she had me puzzled about this, as well as her story about the Daddy carrying the egg around on his feet.  As soon as she got out of the bath we googled it and sure enough every bit of the information she said was TRUE!  We enjoyed watching some online videos we found and watching a penguin hatch out of an egg.  She was so giddy about all she knew and learned about Antarctica and shared it with her Daddy as soon as he got home.  It was so cute to see her so excited about the information she had retained from this weeks unit plan at school.

Happy 100th day of school Emma Lu!  You are such a special little girl and we will always be thankful for the wonderful foundation that you and Gavin have been given through an amazing MDO program.  I hope that your love for learning never stops growing.

1 comment:

Kim said...

What a SMART GIRL!! Oh my goodness. Jake talks about Penguins, too. Maybe it's a mandatory Pre-K thing! Ha! But his knowledge of them was nowhere near Emma's! :) And I just love her shirt and that she was so into making it. That a girl! Our 100th day of school is on Tuesday...he wants to bring 100 Chuck E Cheese tokens! Ha! Trying to think of something else between now and then... ;)