Today we headed over to Gracie's preschool! I can't believe that my baby girl is starting school already! Where have the last 3 years gone?
Anyways, Gracie will be attending the Park District's "Great Adventures" program. She is enrolled in a 3-year old program. She will go on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 2 1/2 hours. We have been talking it up and she is getting a little nervous but excited too. Sometimes I think she may be too young but I think the experience will be good for her. She will be able to make new friends, read lots of books, make lots of crafts, and learn lots of new songs. It will be good for her both socially and emotionally. It will also give her a break from always being with her brother and sister who need a lot of attention too.
Today the parents were to come. Chcuk, my mom, and myself went. I walked her into the room, got her settled and went next door to the parent meeting. They gave usa bag that she can deocrate that will be her school bag. They went over rules for drop-off and pick-up, which Chuck and my mom will do since I unfortunately will be at work. They went over the calendar. It looks like each week they will focus on a new letter by reading books and making crafts according to that letter. A few times throughout the year, Gracie will be able to bring in treats for her class. Of course healthy ones, with no peanuts. She does have 16 kids in her class including another Grace! Parents are able to volunteer and help at parties! So just because I work, will not keep me from helping out and being involved. That's what sick days are for! Her class will put on a Holiday program too! Can't wait for that.
I did ok with this. I think I wanted to cry when Gracie got book orders already! I sent these home with my students so it really is like she is in school!
It makes me sad that she is old enough already for this but I am excited for her and I know she will have lots of fun! Good luck Gracie! Thursday will be her first day by herself. Hopefully is goes just as well as today! I love you Grace! Mommy and Daddy are super proud of you!