4 years, 3 months.
You have been attending your new school, Rainbow Child Care Center, for a month now. I’m assuming it’s been pretty obvious in my recent letters how happy our family is with you attending there.
Today, I want take a moment to “feature your teacher”, Ms. Aimee.
She is truly exceptional. She is the ideal teacher I could hope for, working at the ideal school I could hope for you to attend.
Last week she taught you to use a hammer, a real hammer, to build a tiny house, which is currently being displayed in our wine cabinet.
Consider how atypical it is that a 4 year-old gets to build something out of wood, using a real hammer, at his preschool. That is so cool you get to do that.
And this week, Ms. Aimee started teaching you and your friends how to use a sewing machine. I love the super serious look on your face in this picture as you were working on your patch.
This is a quick note she sent me about it:
Here are photos of Jack using a sewing machine for the first time! He observed a couple friends do it first, then, became very eager to try. After learning some of the rules (ie: always watch your fingers) he was a sewing pro! He picked out his fabric, and slowly guided it through the sewing machine. After he was done, he loved showing his project off!
These examples demonstrate not only how much creative control that Rainbow Child Care Center gives their teachers, which I extremely appreciate, but also how creative and talented your teacher is.
To me, that’s all the “Montessori” revealing itself.
Plus, it’s pretty revolutionary and unique that Rainbow Child Care Centers have a kids gym in them, so you are able to physically play- despite the weather.
I can see that every day at your school, you are being creatively and intellectually challenged.
Ms. Aimee inspires you. Because of her, you are now fascinated with pet reptiles and amphibians, since Ms. Aimee has 4 of them in your classroom. I imagine not many 4 year-old boys get to have 4 pet reptiles and amphibians in their preschool classroom as class pets!
It’s no surprise that we bought tickets for Repticon for the weekend after next. I can’t wait to see how much you’re going to enjoy it.
Mommy and I even bought you a gecko stuffed animal as part of your upcoming Easter basket.
Oh, and your class recently won a pajama party due to good behavior. It was a big deal to you!
I obviously recommend Rainbow Child Care Center to any parent who is considering enrolling their child there.
It is a perfect fit for our family and lifestyle.