Once a year, the children do something special for “mom’s” and in Pre-K it is the Teddy Bear Picnic. Since this was my first time, I had no idea what to expect…but the children just amazed me with how much they prepared and planned for us.
When we arrived at the school, they had us enter from the back. Outside they had set up our name badges, necklaces that the children had made for us, as well as some of the artwork that they had completed over the year. When it was time to go inside, we were all given a gift bag full of goodies that the kids had made. Inside the goodie bag was a thermal tote, an alphabet bear book, homemade stationary, and 2 teddy bear pens.
The children performed several songs and then to end the production each child approached a microphone and said why they loved their mom. It was the sweetest thing! There were not very many that were the same, and when Davy approached the microphone he said, “I love my mommy because she takes me to North Carolina”. Oh! Be still my melting heart! Love him so.
Afterwards, the children were lined up outside with a partner and had a picnic basket all prepared for us. We found our number and shared our picnic with Miles and his mom Angela. It was a beautiful morning and I had a wonderful time.