Every year since Laura was in pre-school -- four Christmases ago now! -- we've made ornaments as gifts for the teachers. This year is especially poignant for me as it will be our last year at our pre-school, which we have loved dearly since the beginning. The girls didn't think of that, though, of course, but were only delighted to add first-grade teachers and Brownie leaders to their list, and absorbed in the fascinating substance that is glitter glue. They painted one side of a large craft stick with the stuff, and Daddy drilled a biggish hole in one end for a cord, and the girls wrote their name and the year on the back of each one.