Today is Sean's school trip to Chabot Science Center. Last night in preparation he helped
me pack his lunch: a peanut butter and strawberry jelly sandwich cut into four squares, a
box of apple juice, a banana and three short bread cookies. We then wrote his name on the
paper bag in big red letters.
With the upcoming trip, the planets in our solar system have been the main topic of conversation.
I've come to realization that Sean now knows more about them than I do! He thinks is very
funny that he knows more. He has learned many of the names of the other moons and things
like how many moons Jupiter has (16 aparently). My only contribution so far to Sean's base
of knowledge are the two robots on Mars and the Shumaker-Levy comet that hit Jupiter some
Our planet gazing and discussions at home have earned praise for Sean and us from his
teacher. Sean is really soaking in all the information of this month's topic at preschool.
Last night before we went to bed, Ian popped outside to look at Saturn, Jupiter and Mars.
I had already gotten into my jammies so I stayed inside. I think he had the easiest time
with the rings of Saturn and some of the moons of Jupiter. He should have been able to see
four but he only saw two jovian moons.