Thursday, January 10, 2013

Another First: Preschool!

Monday was supposed to be Claire's first day at preschool, but the bug she's been fighting since Christmas came back in the form of a fever Saturday night, and her first day got pushed back.  She spent Monday and Tuesday home with Mimi, and Wednesday turned into her first day of school!

We met her teachers in a home visit a week prior, and had their pictures up on the fridge.  We've been practicing their names every time we walk into the kitchen and have flipped through her transition photo book countless times.

Wednesday morning my mom kept Bridget so that I could take Claire to school.  After two days with Mimi she wasn't thrilled to leave Mimi behind, but she was excited to see friends.  When she's not at day care (school) or preschool (tree school) she's constantly asking for friends.

When we walked into the school Wednesday morning the director was waiting for us to walk Claire to her classroom.  We got to be the first ones in the classroom that morning.  Claire walked in, but didn't get much past the doorway before she just stopped and took everything in.  We moved out of the doorway and watched a few other kids and parents come in.  Claire then took her teacher's hand and they walked off to get her name tag and wash her hands.  I watched for a few minutes, then waved goodbye and slipped out the door.

Her first day was GREAT!  The only "issue" they had was hand washing....she wouldn't finish and let the other kids have a turn.  She had quite a line of kids behind her waiting for their turn, so now they are singing the ABCs, and when the song is over Claire has to be done.

She was a little tired when she got home, and fell asleep a bit earlier for nap than usual yesterday, but she couldn't wait to go back to school this morning.  She had another great drop off today.  She found her name tag without any help this morning, and was happily waiting to wash her hands when I left!


  1. Yay! With both of my kids, the first day was great, but day 2 and 3 (and on) once they knew what was going to happen was a nightmare. Claire is such a good girl, so smart. I am just so proud of her!

  2. Glad preschool went well. I bet Claire has the cleanest hands of all the children:)

  3. That's awesome. It's always a relief when they do well on the first day. Lucas also lingers when washing his hands, he could stay there the whole time ;)

  4. That's great! My son LOVES preschool and asks to go every day.

  5. It's always so much easier to leave them when they are happy!! So glad Claire is loving school!

  6. Yay Claire! Jesenia starts preschool on the 22nd!

  7. Great to hear Claire is loving school. That's awesome :)

  8. So happy Claire is good going to school. It makes you feel so much better about things. I am loving that Tily is good when I drop her off. Almost to the point where I am a distant memory when she enters the room.

  9. Great pictures...u r way further down the road than us (my son, Litle Bird, is 10 weeks old and was diagnosed with T21 at birth), but I like seeing whats on the road ahead.

    Would you be willing to add me to your state by state blogroll for Texas? (DFW area).

    Little Birds Dad


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