Gracie is only four, and I refuse to even think about her being five, or how much longer there is until she is five; but, today at preschool they were grouping by fives.
Gracie came home from school with a baggie of "Fun Mix." Each child counted out five of each item (Honeycomb cereal, gold fish crackers, marshmallows, pretzels, and Chex cereal) and then combined. This of course was the first thing she wanted when she got home from school. I should have snapped a picture, because she ate it in a matter of minutes--marshmallows first of course.
Gracie also colored a picture and brought home her fuzzy caterpillar she had made Thursday. She told me that she had to color with crayons because "nobody puts the caps back on the markers." This is great that they are reinforcing this at school. I get so frustrated finding open pens and markers and we have to hunt for the caps. Several times it has become such a big problem that I take pens and markers away from her for the next day. I guess the teachers got fed up too. This was an action against the whole class, not just Gracie in particular.
Oh, and I snapped another picture of her plant. You can see it on the side bar of the blog. Look left.