Monday, September 20, 2010

My baby is growing up

How did it happen?! Where has the time gone? All I know is not so long ago I was hugely pregnant with a sweet little boy named Grayson, I went to the hospital and 77 hours later I gave birth to my sweet little bundle of joy. And NO that was not a typo!

Reason #1 why I am NOT a fan of induction. But I digress.

My baby is now three and a half!! He will be starting preschool 3 days a week in only a week and a half. His first day is the 17th but I get to be there with him on that day, then, after that, he is on his own. All alone. Well, not really. There is a teacher and 3 parents there at all times but he is without me. Or Zack. Most of the time.

the classroom and art room

We (I) chose a coop, which means that the a parents run the school in all ways except the teacher. Teacher Penny has been teaching at our preschool for 20 years, before that she was a parent in the school for 7 years. She is very sweet and G is very excited to be in her class. I am excited to meet new friends and watch my little boy grow and learn.

It's such a mixed blessing.

That was two weeks ago and I am just such a slouch. :( boo for delayed posting.

Teacher Penny came to visit Grayson at our home the week before school started. He asked her to help him write his name and she did, even giving him a card that had his name typed on it with a leaf next to it. She told us that the leaf is his symbol and anywhere his name is in the classroom the leaf will be too so he can easily pick out his name (everyone has a symbol, G can pick his 'G' out of a lineup and most times his name but now he can always identify it by the leaf.)

He also received a book from her. The Kissing Hand. It is a sweet book about a child raccoon who is headed to his first 'night' of school (they are nocturnal you know) and is a bit anxious to leave his mama so she puts a kiss in his hand for him to hold onto. He goes to school knowing how loved he is. :)

Tomorrow is G's first day of school without me. We had a test run first day on Friday where I stayed the whole time so he could see how things went and what was expected. I will make sure to leave him with his kiss to hold onto. He did great and picked the expectations up quickly. He loved playing with all his friends.


Anonymous said...

Congrats on the start of your education, G!

Miss Sped Teacher said...
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Marlyn said...

Sounds like a nice school!

Leslie said...

What a great post! The only coop here is impossible to get into so I think you are pretty lucky. Hope he's having the time of his life. So far.

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