100Today, February 6, marks the 100th day of school! The day was spent celebrating the special day. Classes made hats, necklaces, drawings, and all sorts of things 100! The students enjoyed the 100th day of school.

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Kindergarten celebrating

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Preschool Feature Friday

We wondered why one of our preschoolers wore a hat on some blazing days and why she missed school for 2 days.

“She had an allergic reaction to fish and her hair began falling out,” her mom told me. “We had to shave her head so we can put cream on. Will you do me a favor?” Will you put cream on her head around 12 hours? Oh, and she won’t like it, but she can’t wear her hat after you put the cream on.”

12 hours came, and even though I’d planned in advance, looking at the student’s mopey face, I was a little doubtful that my best intentions would be enough. As I screwed the cap on the cream, I looked at her beautiful face (that, by the way, looked gorgeous bald) and said, “Before we go back to class, I want you to look at these pictures.”

I pulled out my iPad and flipped through pictures I downloaded of that African actress who won a grammy and was beautifully bald, too.

“Don’t you think she looks like a princess?” I offered. The student flipped through the pictures, but she seemed more interested in the iPad and still not ready to walk back into class with her usual confidence. I had one last trick up my sleeve. The student flipped to the last picture.

“Ah!” I exclaimed, covering up the iPad with my arm, “You don’t want to see that.”

“No,” she protested, “Let me see!”

The next thing I heard was her unstoppable laughter.

“Miss Cecelia…short hair,” she managed to get out between giggles. I smiled down at the picture of me with my sweet, boutique pixie cut. The pixie cut I had loved but gladly given up to go to Africa.

“Ah,” I said, “But you don’t like short hair.”

She just laughed and skipped back to class.