September 7, 2010
Starting School: School Bus Treats
As of today, E is an official kindergartner! She walked into her new school like she owned the place and barely noticed when I left. I felt a bit like the parents in The Night Before Kindergarten, wanting to hang out by the classroom door the rest of the day. But I was brave and left like a good mama.
To surprise E when she gets home, I made her a special after-school snack. Inspired by this snack school bus, I made a simple one out of ingredients E loves.
She was disappointed that she couldn't ride a bus to school, so I'm hoping this treat makes up for it a little. Apple slices and american cheese form the bus body, and I added a few chocolate chips for tires. Then I spelled out the word using Trader Joe's alphabet cookies. I hope it's a happy end to a very happy first day.
Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes
I love Henkes and nearly all of his books are gems. This one is particularly great for those of you with miniature worriers. Wemberly worries about everything, and the book goes into detail about all the different and crazy things she worries about. Her mother, father, and grandmother all tell her not to worry, but Wemberly worries anyway. When it's time to go to school, Wemberly worries about it more than anything else. After she makes a friend, however, Wemberly begins to relax and doesn't worry any more... well, at least not about school!