Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Going to School with Gus

Before Christmas, Gus's school had a Make and Take day.  Each kid brought a parent or grandparent to school and they made crafts all day.  It was a lot of fun.  We got through most of the crafts before Gus said, "I'm tired.  I don't want to do this anymore.  Can you just do my craft and put my name on it?"

 The teachers stressed that the kids needed to do most of the projects by themselves.  Each product also worked on a much needed skill.  Gus is starting to get the cutting thing down.  He loves using scissors and tells his teacher all the time that he never gets to use them at home "because we have an Anders."

 Then he got to get a bit messy.  Shaved ivory soap and a little water make a fun soap ball.  

 Gus said that it was fun but he couldn't wait to wash his hands.  Large amounts of mud are fine...but a little soap puts him on edge.

 Writing his name on his letter to Santa.  This boy was not shy about asking Santa for lots of stuff.

Three or four of the crafts were ornaments.  Gus was excited to make something to put on the tree.  He was a little concerned that there wouldn't be enough room on the tree...I laughed and laughed.

This is Mrs. Ward.  She is the teacher's aid.  She is fantastic and all of the kids love her.

This is his teacher, Mrs. Best.  All of the kids love her too.  These ladies are a fantastic duo that have helped Gus so much.  I couldn't have asked for better teachers.

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