When she returned home for the day she was tired but energized about her first day. She thought Miss Vicki was "gggrrrrrreat!" and when I asked what she liked about her she said it was because she is "like a Grammy". Miss Vicki has been teaching kindergarten or first grade for 37 years. I got that warm cozy feeling when I met her and apparently, so did Addie. The first day was fun, she said. They read a story, drew, had recess where she got to meet up with her preschool friends and play. They had lunch and snack and well, it was a good time.
She was pretty drained from the long day (on the bus at 7AM home at 1:45PM). The first two weeks they get off at 1PM. The regular day ends at 2:50 PM! Which is an insanely long day for my five year old. I was smart and had a snack waiting for her when she got home yesterday. I think that's going to be key!
I am so proud of her for taking this big step in stride. I had no doubt she could do it with grace. It's just her style! I on the other hand, am contemplating how just last week I couldn't wait to get her bored little self out of my hair and after just one day I am missing her. She's gone all day! She's the leader of my little girl pack and it's strange having her away so much. I'm sure I'll get use to it.
|Her first full day of school. Ready for the bus complete with her reading material for the long ride.|