She had a giant red heart that she needed to fill with pictures of her family, she carefully chose the pictures she wanted me to order, she chose several of she and Leo and only one of someone outside of our immediate family, her cousin, Lauren. Once we had them, she glued each one carefully on then finished it off with glitter in any open space. She chose her favorite book and favorite toy to share with the class.
When the big day arrived we packed up her special things and headed to school. I helped her get her big heart set up then needed to leave, parents aren't allowed to stay on their child's big heart day.
When I picked her up she was grinning from ear to ear, as her friends said goodbye they all kept saying, "happy big heart day Georgia!" She showed me a book the class had made for her, each child wrote down a compliment then drew a picture, the teacher wrote Georgia a special letter and wrote down her favorite things. Since Georgia's big heart day we've ready the book nearly every night.
Here are some of the highlights:
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite movie: Frozen
Favorite book: Madeline
Favorite place to go: Hawaii
Favorite food to eat: pizza
Favorite preschool song: Rocketship Run
Here are some of the compliments her classmates wrote down:
I like Georgia's hairstyle.
I like Georgia because she is kind to me.
I like your big heart and how you play with many friends.
I like Georgia because she is nice to me.
I like Georgia because she has a healthy face.
Georgia is my best friend.
My Big Heart Girl
Georgia with Teacher Kylene
Listening to her book being read.
The last page in Georgia's book is this letter from her teacher:
The class dancing to Georgia's favorite preschool song -