Today will mark completion of the first week of school! E has adjusted amazingly well to kindergarten and even insisted on being dropped off at the curb this morning. *sniff, sniff* A also handled drop off much better this morning. Now it's just up to me to deal with my own separation anxiety!
Toward this end, I've made a point to include little notes in the girls' lunches. A can't read yet, of course, so I simply printed off a recent picture of us with a universally understood message: ♥. (Look! I'm in the picture! How have you done with the challenge?)
For E's lunch, I found these adorable notes over at Cap Creations. She has three sheets with encouraging messages, jokes, and Bible verses. I printed them off on cardstock, cut them up, and stuck the stack in my kitchen drawer. Every morning, I simply grab one and toss it in!
I feel an eensy bit better knowing that my girls have a token of my love in the middle of their day. (Oh, dear. I've become one of those moms, haven't I? :)
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
Another Henkes? What can I say. The man's a kids lit genius. In this story, beloved character Lilly adores her teacher. She sings his praises and wants to be a teacher like him when she grows up. But when Lilly brings her new purple plastic purse to school and interrupts the class to show it off, her teacher takes it away for the day. Lilly is so angry, she writes a mean note for her teacher to find. What she doesn't know is that her teacher left her a note as well...
This is an excellent story to teach remorse, repentance, and forgiveness to young school-aged children. Your kids are sure to empathize with passionate Lilly and feel her pain when she regrets her rash choices. This empathy keeps the story from becoming preachy, and the happy ending teaches a lesson of redemption that I love.
I'm linking up to:
- Feed Me Books Friday @ Little Sprout Books