Another back-to-school picnic today, this time for Sparkle's class. He's in kindergarten again this year, now in Apple Tree.
So it was a back-to-school picnic where parents came at 11:30 and ate outside with the kids, supposedly to get to know other families with kids in Apple Tree.
There was one mom who brought, like, whole wheat pita bread with salmon, hummus, and organic greens for lunch. I didn't even bother talking to her at all, obviously.
But I was pleasantly surprised to see how many parents showed up with a subway or deli bag. One dad even brought McDonald's! Ah, these are my kind of people! (I brought bananas, juice boxes--100% juice of course, and baked chicken from the grocery store deli. And don't think this wasn't carefully considered, because yes I am just that paranoid about other parent's judgment of my lunch choices!)
Sparkle and his class sang a few songs for the parents. (Parents who brought the big video camera: -3. Parents who snapped a few pictures with the phone: +10.) Sparkle's favorite, which he's been singing at home all week, is
"Water travels in a cycle, yes it does.
Water travels in a cycle, yes it does.
It goes up as evaporation, it forms clouds as condensation, it comes down as precipitation, yes it does!
I don't think I knew about the water cycle until I was in third grade or so. Sparkle's way ahead of me in so many ways!