The theme is our choice today over at My Whispering’s site for Quotography today. And today just happened to be the “official” First Day of Preschool for Peanut!
A few months ago she started spending her days at a local preschool while we all went to work. the school was beginning its summer program….which was a little more fast and loose with formal academic curriculum.
But today all that changes. No longer in “the 4’s” room, she is officially in Pre-Kindergaten…even though she will be five in just a couple of weeks. Our school district doesn’t test early for kindergarten and the cut-off was the end of July.
But she’s excited. Many of her “4s” classmates have moved up as well so it’s not completely new. She already knows the teachers too.
And so begins her formal, academic education! It’s so important to start this process off on the right foot. I hope her teachers will continue to instill in her a curiosity to explore and learn about everything. To not just do rote memorization of letters and sounds, but really make them come alive in her mind through all of her senses.
Looking back on my education, I can still remember those teachers that took the time to really make learning fun. The ones who actually took the time to get to know me as a person instead of a student number. The ones who taught a little out of the box in order to imprint the information in my brain.
So anyway, here she is outfitted with a T-shirt made in the 4s classroom with everyone’s handprint on it. She has her Disney princess backpack…and for you Sophia the First fans…she is wearing her amulet necklace.
But, I honestly can’t believe she is going to Preschool already….how did this happen?