We went to the UT vs. UCLA game this weekend and had a blast. I'm still getting the pictures sorted, but wanted to share this one of Sundance Square. The colored lights on the buildings are like a light show, shifting every few minutes. The kids lay in their bed, listening to music, watching the lights change as they drifted to sleep - it was a really peaceful time in an otherwise fun and busy trip.
Preschool co-op started with a lot of chaos and a lot of fun. This year we have 12 kids and 8 moms; the kids are ages 2-4. We have 2 elementary teachers planning the lessons, 1 native Spanish speaker teaching Spanish, and the rest of us filling in. It's very structured: circle time with books and learning and calendar time, then the kids split into groups of 2 to visit the 4 stations: science, math, Spanish, and language arts. After 90 minutes of learning, the kids have a potluck lunch together and then outside play before closing circle. Once a week we have lesson day, and then another day each week we do a field trip - usually educational. The school group was limited to families who wanted to commit to helping with the lessons, but the field trips and playdates are open to a larger group from last year, so it's nice to get to stay in touch with old friends, too.
As part of his math lesson yesterday, Buddy measured how tall he was in apples (apples are the theme of the month). We carefully counted out 15 apples as we laid them out, and 15 apples as we put them back in the basket. Then in the afternoon, Buddy related to his dad, "I'm eleventeen apples tall!"
This weekend, we made apple pie cloud dough for Buddy's preschool co-op that begins today, and Yaya was delighted to help out and said, "I wish I was four again!" Welp, the good thing is, you can be 10 and play with cloud dough, too! Next up, making a batch for home. :)