Yippee!! Today was Katelyn's first day of pre school. Today was a half day for her and I got to stay with her so she could get used to the classroom, other kids, and teacher. Tomorrow ( Friday ) will be her "real" first day without me! She will be going Thursdays and Fridays from 9-12. Not too bad for her age.
Katelyn woke up this morning in a great mood and happily said "Yeah" when I asked her if she wanted to go to school. She even let me comb her hair without fussing , which NEVER happens, so she must have been excited to be going to the place I kept calling school.
When we got to the school she didn't want to put on the name tag the teacher offered her and just chose to ignore anyone who spoke to her. She finally found the playdoh table and sat down. She had a good time rolling out the playdoh while still cautiously looking around the room and making sure I didn't go too far.
She did seem to like her teacher. They played a little toy together and Katelyn was even laughing!
Then she colored a paper for all of 10 seconds before moving on again.
Clean up time did NOT go well with Katelyn. The tears started flowing and before I knew it she was HYSTERICAL. She kept going back and trying to get the toys out again and the poor teacher had to keep redirecting her elsewhere. Tears and snot always make a great impression on the first day of school! She did finally calm down before we had to leave. And as we were leaving I told her to say goodbye and she turned around in the hallway and screamed "BYE" and then slammed the classroom door closed. Oh boy.
Hopefully she has a great time tomorrow!