So this morning Adelie bounced out of bed, put on the special outfit she picked out for her first day of school, put a couple of pictures that she had colored in her backpack (because she was very concerned that she didn't have anything in her backpack), and sort of stood still for a few first-day-of-school pictures.
What a ham!
Adelie had absolutely zero apprehension about starting school. We walked into the building that she'd never been in before, found her classroom that she had never seen before, briefly met her teacher who she had never met before, and headed right in with a group of kids she didn't know. Big smile. Big wave. Big girl!
Hanging up her backpack
This morning Adelie was only at school for an hour. (Normally it will be 2.5 hours.) She told me that Mrs. Ferguson was nice, that there were baby dolls and blocks and animals to play with, and that she made a friend named Lola. Apparently Lola shared her people with Adelie and Adelie shared her animals with Lola. Although Adelie was a bit concerned that they didn't have a snack today, she otherwise seemed enthused about her first day and said that she is excited about going back on Thursday. Since Staley started Kindergarten, I've felt that Adelie just needs her own thing to be excited about. I'm glad she has that now!
My little pre-schooler