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1st Day of School

Her "Star" poster board with a few of her favorite things and an
Apple with family members if she gets homesick.

(School as been in session for quite a few weeks now, so this post is slightly old. Just keep that in mind as you read along.)

Argh! I'm not ready!

McKayla is, however.

She's happy to start school and I guess that's the most important part.

She. Had. A. Blast!

Today (August. 14th) was only a half day with 3 other kids......basically a staggered day to get them used to school.

We signed her in this morning about 7:45. (John took today off just so he could go with me to take her. <3 ) Gave the Assistant Teacher, Ms. Keesha her extra set of clothes that stay in her class, watched Ms. Pam (her teacher) take her to wash her hands and then have her pick a letter to sit on in the Alphabet circle.
Not a tear, a whimper or cry. She waved bye to us, grinning from ear to ear and we walked out the door.

Since it was a half day, we went back at 11:30 to pick her up. We were a few minutes early and since we didn't know exactly where to park, we found a parking spot and just waited. (Our confusion was that Ms. Pam had told us when she came for the home visit last week that we had to park by the gym and walk a distance to the classroom BUT when we went to pick her up today, there were a few cars parked right in front of the Pre-K classrooms {modular homes basically}.....turns out that we park by the gym in the morning but can park by the classrooms in the afternoon). Glad that was cleared up! LOL

Anyway, so as we're waiting, we see McKayla's class walking from the main building back to their classroom. She's acting so serious, calmly walking in a nice, single file line while the other kids are skipping and hopping along, but she then decides to throw in a little hop of her own LOL.

We drive up in front of the classrooms and when we walk in the door, she's seated on the Alphabet rug and when she see us, grins soooo big, waves and comes running over giving us both a big hug. D'awwww!

We sign her out, check her folder "mail box" which holds important papers and she skipped out of the classroom.

As we load her up in the Jeep, we asked how her day went, she excitedly said "It was fun!". We asked what she did and she said she learned stuff, when we asked what, she said "I don't remember". LOL

She's missed a couple of days since that first day b/c of being sick (and let me tell you, she was NOT happy about missing school). She's eager and excited every morning when I wake her up. She talks nonstop about what she's done in class that day and really enjoys telling us stories and singing us new songs she's learned. I know that this will only last for a little while, that before too long, school will become a chore but I'm happy that right now she's gaining so much enjoyment from it. :-)

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