School Days and Preschool Days, Too:
A treasury of anecdotes culled from my work and play as a preschool worker and an elementary school after- school activities supervisor


riday I found two 3 year-old girls holding on, one each, to the two wooden posts that form the front doorway of our gazebo play area. The two girls were holding opposite legs out, too, at almost a 90 degree angle.
      "What are you doing?" I asked one of them.
      "Ballet!" came the answer, which should have been obvious.
     The 2 friends started to sing the ABCs as each continued to extend one leg and then bring it up and down. They sang the song over and over. Then they both ran to a spotnear the back of the gazebo and ran back still singing, resuming their leg flourishes.
      I wondered if a children's musical producer had ever thought of the ingenious idea my friends were performing spontaneously before me: "The ABC Ballet".

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