Wednesday, September 9, 2015

First Day of PreK

The day I've been dreading and so excited about came today - LWK is off to PreK.  Even though he has been going to daycare since he was 5 months old, this seemed like such a big move for him.  No longer will he be across the street from my school.  Both J and I are a half hour away in case of emergency.  The idea of that makes me a little ill, actually.

I took the morning off and we all got up together.  I made LWK pancakes at his request and and he was excited to wear his Thomas Boots (boots are required), his tractor shirt, carry his lunch box and wear his backpack!  Like usual, he wasn't a fan of the posed pictures, but I got a few shots before we left for school.

Once we got there, he went straight to the chickens and told them about how much fun school is going to be (funny to hear the exact words I use come out of his mouth) and how Daddy's car is blue.  The chickens seemed quite interested!

One the doors opened, at 9am on the dot, LWK was excited to go and find his cubby.  Something that i love that they do is have the kids sign in (just like the parents sign them in) so they have a chance to practice their names.  LWK can write the letters of his name, but putting them in a given space is optional in his mind, so it is nice that he is working on it at PreK right off the bat!  Also, notice that he is holding his pen correctly!  We have been working on it and I keep telling him that when he goes to school he has to do it the right way!

As soon as he signed in, he was off to circle time.  His sweet teacher had to ask him to look up and say goodbye to me!  And once I turned the corner into the foyer, I started crying.  How did he get so big so fast?????

He is staying for a full day and then I pick him up after work.  I was able to get there a little after 5 and he was happily playing trains.  He was dirty and was exhausted!  He had mud going down his back, his face had dirt across his cheek and his hands were filthy!  I am loving the freedom for him to be a kid who plays in the dirt at his farm school.  He had a good bath, good dinner and was in bed early!  He is going to love this year!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Pre-K Orientation

I can't believe LWK is starting Pre-K next week.  He is so excited and tells everyone he meets about his school.  Today he got to meet his teacher.  Thankfully J picked him up from daycare and got him to school in case I couldn't get there in time.  I walked in at exactly 4pm after getting caught up at school a bit.  LWK got to meet his teacher and she asked him to draw his face and write his name.  LWK was fascinated by the resident greyhound and was a bit distracted, but did the tasks that she asked of him.  After orientation, he had a scavenger hunt to complete, so we floated the duck in the water table, looked for bugs with a magnifying glass, fed the rabbits, goats and chickens and played in the mud pit!  The goat tried to eat our paper bag and LWK tried to get the chickens to follow him by saying, "follow me little chickens!"

He wasn't quite himself, but he went along with the activities.  When we got home, I took his temperature and he has a little fever.  He was in bed at 7:30, so hopefully he feels better tomorrow morning!