We've been talking about preschool for months. He seemed interested and a little excited but I wasn't sure exactly how he felt.
On the first day of school, I slipped on his backpack and he asked, "Mom! Am I gonna learn!?!?"
"Yes Oscar, you'll learn at school."
"Eek! I'm gonna learn! I'm gonna learn!!
He was thrilled.
On the way to school, I asked him if he was going to make friends at school. He said, "Yup! I'm gonna make boy friends and girl friends!"
I think school will be a bit of an adjustment for very good for him...especially the social/emotional part.
I can't wait to see what the year brings!
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
There's something about a brand new school, with brand new friends and brand new teachers that makes us excited and nervous at the same time. Well, if my kids were nervous, they sure didn't show it.
I was particularly nervous for Ava because she had a really tough year in 1st grade. Turns out, I had no reason to be nervous. By the end of the week, Ava had been awarded an Above the Line ticket and her name was drawn for a prize at the assembly on Friday.
Both of the girls also joined the other 30 or so new kids up stage to be introduced to the rest of the school. Ava made a new friend at the special table for new kids that day during lunch.
She came home that day just bubbling with excitement and it made me so happy I almost teared up.
Jaina has been waiting to go to Kindergarten for 3 years. She did well the first couple of days but she's been saying that she doesn't want to go to school because it's boring. Hmmm. I'm pretty sure she just needs more sleep because I ran into her teacher at school and she said Jaina is doing just fine. I'm sure it's just an adjustment and it'll get better. Her cousin is in her class and she says that she plays with him the most.The girls were talking about their music teacher tonight and how he's not very old and he has a cool hairdo. I asked them,"Is he cute?" Jaina replied quickly, "Only babies are cute." I laughed and asked, "Ok then, is he handsome?" Jaina answered, "Yup!"