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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Learning in Pre-K

Zachary seems to be learning a lot at Pre-K. Last week, I was very worried about him when he was seemingly unable to press down on a crayon hard enough to write, much less write a letter. For example, during the first week of school, he made this:

You can barely see where he drew the flowers. This week, I already saw some improvement when he showed me how he could write the letter A in chalk. He also brought this home:

See how much more purposeful his coloring seems? I hope this is a good sign. Zachary also learned about nocturnal animals, focusing around the book Owl Babies. He told us all about the owl Bill who says "I want my Mama!" and about the other nocturnal animals that he learned about. Here are his owl projects!


Our Trip to Omaha

Last Sunday and Monday, for Labor Day Weekend, we went to Omaha. The last time (and only other time) I'd been in Omaha was just after I broke my ankle. This time was much nicer! On Sunday we spent the day at the zoo.

Simon really loved the goats
I love these penguins!

Zachary of  course complained that we didn't go on the train. However, on Sunday we did go (after a quick dip in the pool) to the Botanical Garden, which houses an exhibit on Union Pacific Trains. He seemed happy about that! We also were able to see part of the Labor Day Parade, which we all enjoyed.

Fun in the pool
At the parade
Zachary is saying "Choo Choo!"
By the train
Reflected on the train!
On our way home, we stopped at the Lewis and Clark Visitors Center in Nebraska City, where we could see the Missouri River flooding. Due to the flooding, the highway is closed and it takes one hour longer to get to Omaha from Kansas City. However, I love living close enough for weekend trips to exciting cities!