Monday, September 10, 2007

School Bells

Today is the first day of the new preschool year. The girls attend the coolest preschool ever. I cannot tell you how much we love this place. The school is in a red barn on a children's farm. Yes, a real, working children's farm. The girls run into the school every day. They cannot wait to start the school day.

In addition to all the usual preschool stuff, they spend time on the farm each day. The farm has cows, pigs, sheep, horses, chickens, goats, turkeys, donkeys, and a few other animals. If they are not learning about animals, they are hiking through the pine forest, taking a muddy murky creek walk, or singing songs around the (not lit) campfire. A former teacher painted nature murals in the classrooms, so the kids are always surrounded by trees, flowers, etc.

Of course, they also do the traditional academics. The nature emphasis was the big draw though. Every preschool teaches kids how to write and how to recognize letters. How many preschools do you know of that take their kids on pony rides?

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