My youngest two had to wait almost two weeks after their older siblings started school to start preschool AND IT ALMOST DID US ALL IN! They were so anxious to go to school they made me take them everywhere with their back packs on. Every night they would beg me to lay their school clothes. Finally after talking/prepping them for the big day it arrived!
They spent all morning to excited to want to eat. We left the house way earlier than needed. Arrived at the school where they took a picture in front of the cute chalk board the director made. Then headed off to their classrooms. Where they both FROZE! They didn’t cry but they clung to dad and I as we tried to get their items put in their cubbies.
Becca was a little more receptive to letting go of us once we started saying good bye (probably because she has done this before). She ended up getting a ‘star’ sticker for sharing and being helpful in class. Actually every day they tell me how pleasant she is in class!….I’d love to see that girl at home…just saying… She is doing great an the worksheets and projects during class too! Oh and she already has like 3 songs memorized from circle time and she has only been to school 3 days…one smart cookie I have!
Kaedyn on the other hand was not really wanting us to leave but also wasn’t upset…just nervous. I played by him for a minute then when he was distracted I walked out and said “Love you, bye”. He didn’t say anything back nor did they have any problems with him crying during the day. He had one potty accident at school but other than that was PERFECT! Every school day since then he has not had any accidents and has been great! They have no complaints and say he is very pleasant in class, helpful, follows directions and NAPS! (All preschool teachers love napping kids! 😉
I LOVE this collage I made. In the middle row you can see at the top Kaed is asking Becca what her sign says. The next one down she is telling him. The bottom row is from their actual first day. The other photos in front of the bush were taken on meet the teacher night because I was afraid I’d forget to have them hold their signs the morning of their 1st day.
You can read all about the older two’s first day of school HERE and where I found these cute picture signs! PLUS how my oldest homeschooling is coming along HERE. Also read about why we chose a charter school for our son HERE!