Last week, Kirsa and Ingrid had their first day of preschool! Kirsa attends on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for 2 hours each time; Ingrid and I attend a parent/toddler class for one hour on Tuesday mornings. Ingrid did not seem to be feeling herself that morning, but she still had fun. Today (a week later) was much better, and I think soon we will get our traditional beginning of the year pics out on the front steps of the school.
Kirsa was very excited, and pranced right in to school. She got busy playing as soon as the teacher opened the door, and hardly seemed to notice when I left. She said she didn't cry (but some kids did) and that she had fun. She missed Thursday due to our trip to Montana at the end of the week, but today she had even more fun. I saw her at the end, participating in the song, even doing the actions, and happily shouting "Goodbye!" to everyone when it was time for her to go home. She looked SO much like the perfect 3 year old preschooler!
Kirsa's class seems to have around 10 kids in it. Rumor had it that 17 had signed up, but there don't appear to be quite that many at this point, anyway. Each day they have some playtime, circle time, outside time, craft, and a snack. (We have to pack the snack each time). She brings her snack in her backpack, and skips right in to her classroom by herself to hang it up in a cubby and start school.
Upstairs, Ingrid's class has four kids, plus two moms have little babies who join us. The kids work on playing together somewhat nicely. We have circle time, play time, and craft time in her class. At the end, we have 1 hour before we need to pick up Kirsa. We will use this time to go home to play / fold laundry, or run errands, or play on the newly redone playground at the preschool.
That's it for the first day/week of preschool! Next up will be posts about our quick trip to Montana over Labor Day weekend!