Did you know that Dad’s Breakfast is a tradition our beloved teacher, Debbie Ho, has directed at our school for well over 20 years? It has become a hallmark of the preschool experience.
The morning started with Dads putting on their child-made tie of bright construction paper and large stickers and getting in line to pose under a picture of the Welcome Dads Sign. Everyone circled up on a rug together to talk about how many days there are in a week, read a story about Dads being awesome, review the sounds of the letter P (the classes current letter for the week), and count to 8 in Spanish. Then, the 3-year-old team teachers encouraged our Dads to rock dance moves, sing-along, and roar like dinosaurs if it was needed.
They ended their quality time together by eating pancakes and mingling with other Dads, grandparents, and special guests. Before heading back to work or home our Dads looked for their uniquely made “A Story About My Dad”. There were clever student observations with phrases like, “My Dad likes to cook bacon, and his favorite exercise is sweating.” These stories are coupled with the illustration of their Dad and are truly adorable to see.
Shared time and learning is a gift. We are thrilled that we can foster a child, parent, and teacher relationship at our school. We are beyond thankful for transformational teachers like Debbie Ho, Julie Fife, and Shelley Owen’s devotion to the students and families.