For the last couple months, Elliot has been taking an extracurricular Jazz dance class every wednesday morning at school. It is led by the school’s dance teacher—who does a wonderful job. The class culminated in this dance performance set to Owl Service’s “Fireflies” . . .
Elliot’s teacher selected her to receive an art award at a recent assembly. We were able to attend and surprise her (along with Mimi, Pop and Dampa)—she didn’t know she was getting it until her name was called!
Elliot was looking forward to school all summer. Here on the morning of her first day of her third year of preschool—she and her small group of friends will be the “older” kids in the class this year before they transition to kindergarten in the Elementary class room.
Sarah and I have spent more time wondering “What is Elliot doing in class right now” than anything else. Last year, Sarah got to spend a morning in preschool with Elliot—this year, it was my turn. Elliot greeted me at the door with a grin and a list of five activities. She took me by the hand and led me to the first, which she quickly and adeptly finished, along with the other items on her list. So quickly, in fact, that we moved on to many, many other activities—each done as quickly and easily as the first . . . our smart little girl . . .
I captured a few of the moments here, including an afterschool treat from Vella Cheese on our way home.
Here’s Elliot in her school’s Christmas celebration.
A freshly-turned four-year-old heads off to her first day as part of the “lunch bunch.”