First, at ELDC, we had a potluck dinner with all of the families and teachers before the kids sang a few winter songs for us. Nate has been practicing his singing quite a bit, particularly Winter Wonderland. And Simon went ahead and jumped right in to sing with the group, I don't think it even crossed his mind that this isn't actually his school anymore. Thankfully the teachers didn't seem to mind!
And at Simon's new school, Young Child Academy, we were invited to spend an hour in the classroom with his Pre-K 2 class. When we got there they were playing Pin the Carrot on the Snowman (FYI: 5 years olds ALL cheat at this game). Then their music teacher came in and led them through a few songs that they had practiced. Then the big performance started--their teacher, Sarah, read the book A Silly Snowy Day, and the kids acted it out in costumes they had made. And guess what? Simon was the "lead" character, Shelly the turtle!
Settle in, this one is over 6 minutes long. And keep an eye (and ear) out for the extra special contribution Simon made to the performance at about 4 minutes in.