Judy Tessier and her teaching gurus at Monroe Early Childhood Center passed the word along that ALL the early childhood centers in the Thompson School District were going to have a literacy night at the Conrad Ball Middle School cafeteria. She asked if Nick and the AiA team would like to experience it.
The theme would center around Antoinette Portis’ lovely book, Not a Box. The story involves a very creative young rabbit and the use of a cardboard box to make the most amazing experiences; driving cars, flying in space rockets, dousing fires, experimenting with robotics, and climbing Mt Everest! Most importantly, no naysayer could sway the young rabbit’s belief in what he/she was doing.
Nick read the story for the first time and decided he and the team should attend the event in ….. you guessed it, a BOX!
Nick donned blue bunny ears and the antics were on, but not before Judy met us at the Monroe Early Childhood Center Pirate Ship and offered Nick an eye patch and a pirate hat crafted by the scallywag deck hands.
Nick shared his spoils with all the kids!
There were boxes and games all over the cafeteria! What a fabulous literacy event for the children of Loveland. For more information on Thompson’s Early Childhood Education, click here.
Enroll your children in an experience of a young lifetime, bunny ears, boxes and all!
Teachers with heart, students with a curiosity and a willingness to learn and grow….this is what you find within the walls of Community Preschool in Loveland.
Located within the First Baptist Church on 6th Street, this non-profit cooperative preschool is a great place for 3 to 5 year olds to spend their time.
We were very impressed by the children’s inherent respect for their presenters and eachother.
The children asked great questions of Nick and his job coach, Audrey!
We were excited to have our new friends and advocates, Shelly and Landis Fletcher, among the audience.
After the presentation, we were invited to play on the playground, and even got the kids to sit still long enough for a picture!