Matthew's First Day at School
by, 07-10-2012 at 11:58 PM (1057 Views)
I know I owe an update on Matthew. It’s been a while and some have been asking and a bit has happened since then, mostly Matthew progressing into his terrible twos. This blog will not bring you up to date. I’ll have to save that for another time. But it documents an important day, Matthew’s first day at school.
A two year old in school? Well, this is pre-pre-school. Yeah they have such a thing. Apparently it’s common now. My wife had started looking for one she liked a few months ago, and she checked several and settled on this one a few weeks ago. Actually I remember the email exchange we had. It went something like this.
Reading between the lines, I couldn’t help feel that it’s not Matthew that needs it but her, but that’s another story.She: I visited Kiddy Academy today. I liked it best. I signed him up for two half days a week.
Me: Oh great. When does he start?
She: July 10th.
Me: So soon. I thought he was going to start in September when he turns three?
She: Well I pushed it up.
She: I think he needs it.
So today was the day. I happened to take the morning off, and I got him up. As it happened he slept late today, beyond his normal waking time.
“Wake up, wake up sleepy head, you have a busy day today.” And so I got him changed, teeth brushed, washed up, hair combed, and dressed. Not sure he really understood what it all meant. We packed his knapsack and took some pictures in front of the house.
My wife dropped him off. He was shy at first but within fifteen minutes he opened up. That’s typical for him. Once he started playing my wife left and he was fine the rest of the morning. It was even a struggle to get him away when it was time to leave.
He even gets a daily report to take home. Today’s report was the following, ghost written from his voice:
What we did today:
I played in the yard with my friends!! We continued exploring the theme light as a feather. We played at the sensory table using different bird items. We colored birds and decorated them with different color feathers. We reviewed the alphabet and numbers 1-10. We practiced our color of the month, yellow, and shape of the month, diamond. We sang our songs at circle time. We read a book called “Feathers for Lunch.”
How I felt today:
Happy to be at school!!
My friend of the day:
LOL, I never had a friend for the day, and certainly not one called Chiara.