Megan's teacher sends home a "share bag" with her the night before. I always let her pack it herself. I love to see what she picks out. What she thinks is special enough to show off. This time she shared her favorite book "Are You My Mother?", her little Belle figurine, her new talking doll (whom she's named Jasmine), her autograph book from Disneyland, and a yellow Match Box car.
All the kids sit in a circle and close their eyes between each item. Then Megan says 'SHAZAM!" and they all open their eyes. It's quite amusing to watch. She tells everyone why each thing is special and who gave it to her. Then she gets to decide if the item can be passed around the circle, or if she wants to walk around with it and let each child have a look. It's a great learning experience, building self confidence, independence, and social-emotional skills.
Right now, Megan's favorite girlfriends at school are Lucy and Kate. They seem to do everything together and are always laughing and giggling.