Her chess program had a chesstournaparty last weekend - so we thought we'd check it out. It was for pre-schoolers - 2nd graders - she was in the youngest crowd, but still quite fun to see the foundation of learning established and how the program works. They did a "mock class" for the parents and it was really amazing to see kids so excited about a "board game."
We attended with Team Brown who saved the day by bringing their chess sets (which we forgot of course!) and shared so kindly! Lots of junk food, sugar and wild wees!
Dr Brooks brought his three very well behaved dogs
Catherine Ellis and her Coach Kelly watching the pups
Caroline and the pups
Caroline watching sissy
Tucker and the snack queen and king
Catherine Ellis participating in "Dr. Brooks Says" aka "Simon Says"
Richmond and CE setting up the chess board
The time keepers
Coach Kelly helping Catherine Ellis and Richmond make a play
Look how excited she was...
Hitting the time clock
Richmond making a move
They ended the tournaparty with a song and dance they do at the end of each class - they call themselves "Little Geniuses":
And nothing is complete without lunch at Otey's - these two are big buds! A great day learning about chess and spending time with great friends.
Caroline and Stephen