It is hard to believe that we are starting our last few weeks of preschool. It has been a unique year for sure! I am so grateful for all the support you have given Crown Hill during this school year. I have had a wonderful time being your child's teacher during this school year.
We finish the curriculum book next week with Sea Life and then the final two weeks of class we will have a Best Of 2020-21 with some of the favorite activities and projects. Let me know if your child has a favorite they would like to do.
Fish were one of Nick's favorites growing up. We have so many fish stories! Nick memorized all of the fish that live in the Pacific Northwest. When Nick was 3 we were visiting my brother at his NOAA office. On the door was a poster of all the salmon that lived in the PNW as well as all the sealife in our area. Nick was busy naming them when Jon's boss walked down the hall. He laughed and told Nick to come back when he was 21 and he would have a job for him!
Nick and Joel caught their first fish in my grandfather's pond in Ohio. The fish were little bluegills. The boys were so excited. We made fish print t-shirts to commemorate that event
They continued their fishing adventures with Curt as they got older.
One of our family traditions was to go to Mt Rainier every September to camp. We would hike up a trail to a wonderful fishing hole. I would sit on a big rock and read a book and take pictures of their fishing. They love fishing but I am not a fishing person. After an afternoon of fishing we would hike back down the trail with their fish in a very Andy Of Mayberry (if you happen to know how that TV show starts) way. Fishing poles over the shoulders taking turns holding a line of fish -- with giant smiles on their faces.
The boys would clean the fish and we would fry them up for dinner. One year Joel asked me if I had any apples. I said yes. Celery? Bacon? Crackers? Eggs? Well, yes I have all of that I told him. He then proceeded to make a delicious apple based chutney to stuff the fish with, breaded them and then wrapped them in bacon. What a feast we had while everyone else in the campground was eating chili and hotdogs!
I love watching the kids go 'fishing' with the large pretzel fishing poles and catching the goldfish crackers ... they are quite proud of themselves. Now that is my kind of fishing!
I hope you have fun with Fish Week.