Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Norah's preschool and Kindermusik "graduations."

What a wild end to the year! Norah was in 4-year-old preschool this year and also the Move & Groove Kindermusik class. Since COVID, they have been doing both of those things online. It wasn't the same as in person, but we are so thankful for amazing teachers who did a great job all year round and made the online learning special in the end. Norah learned so much this year! She learned a lot about the music scale, notes, note counts, and learned to play numerous songs on the glockenspiel and even transferred a few songs to the piano! She learned so much about letters, phonics, and writing in preschool this year too. They focused on a letter each week with lots of fun activities to go along with. Kids really are like a sponge! Norah learned and grew so much this year and we are very thankful for our beautiful, growing girl! Can't believe she's going to Kindergarten in the fall!

Here's Norah with Mrs. Heidi, our Kindermusik teacher. Norah's been taking classes with her for four years! She stopped to deliver a special graduation hat and cupcake to Norah for the last class, and they had a zoom call together where they sang their favorite songs from the year and each played two songs on the glockenspiel or piano as a solo. Grandparents/family could log on to watch too. Norah did great! She played "Bell Horses" and "Hot Cross Buns" as her two songs.

Other than an early ending, Norah had the best preschool year! She loved going to school and it made us so happy that she was happy there. Mrs. Lang and Mrs. Groendyke were seriously amazing. They did such fun activities and Norah grew a lot socially too and had some great friends! We are so thankful for her preschool and the wonderful beginning to Norah's school experience! Her teachers stopped by to drop off her graduation certificate, a grad balloon, and a special DVD of highlights from the year. How special!

I was a preschool teacher before we had our girls (and I loved it!), so I know what it's like, but it's different being on the other side and sending your own kids. Teachers do so much for their students, and having three of the greatest investing in our daughter this year was such a blessing! Thank you so much to all you teachers out there working so hard!


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