This year in the first grade, the girls have learned who the president is and what the president does. (No comments from my Republican friends, please.) Emily brought home a writing project that had to be returned but I'm hopeful I'll see it again as the school year wraps up because it's a keeper. It was about being the president and gave the beginning of a sentence and she had to finish the sentence and then draw a corresponding picture. For example, "the first thing I would do as president is ____________." Emily wrote "sit in the big chair."
Rich usually reads to the girls for a few minutes each night after I do. For awhile, he was reading to them snippets from a book about the "human" side of the presidents. One of the girls asked, "If there's a girl president, is her husband called the first man?" So now they've all declared that they want to be the first female president. I like that they dream big.
One day last month after another presidential conversation, I engaged the girls in a pretend presidential photo shoot. They all wanted photos of themselves writing something because apparently, the president writes a lot.
And what did they write?
Anna - Boxing Bees (Don't ask. I don't know why.)