Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Preschool Art Show

It's a bear. Obviously.

Nolan had his preschool art show a couple of weeks ago. He was so proud to show us his artwork - his preschool is really wonderful at letting the kids create art entirely on their own. There are no "parent-pleasers" here: the kids create whatever they desire with the materials given.

Crushed Fruit Loops on Paper

This is Nolan's last year at his preschool. We debated long and hard, but decided to apply for the universal pre-kindergarten program through our local school district. "Universal" is really a misnomer: the program has a certain number of slots, and children are selected by lottery. If Nolan is selected (by lottery) to attend the local elementary school, then he will ride the bus with Matt next year. Our local elementary school is absolutely fabulous, has sound-field systems in every room, and dedicated, experienced staff. If he does not make the lottery for our local elementary school (alternate sites are allowed for the universal pre-k program), then we will keep him at his current preschool.

For all the worry regarding how well he would do in preschool, he is thriving now. He still doesn't preferentially interact with his peers, but he is learning to socialize more and he is academically more than ready for pre-kindergarten.

Nolan at his current preschool (Open House)


Anonymous said...

Way to go, Nolan!

He is so cute, Leah!

rouchi said...

Good to hear that, way to go!

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

That will be super exciting if he can ride the bus!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Great art!

Sure would be great if he can go to school together with his brother :D