Tuesday, September 4, 2012

first day of preschool

Today was the day!  We had a little photo shoot at home this morning before leaving for school.
(scroll to the bottom for an update about his day)
I loved the idea of using a chalkboard to write the "first day", but I didn't really feel like spending the money!  I would have printed a neater more colorful sign, but our printer wasn't working.  So, the hand made sign did the trick!

Bryce had not been looking forward to preschool until this weekend.  It was like something clicked over night.  He was excited about going this morning.

Here he is with his teachers Ms. Tammy and Ms. Leslie.

I gave him a hug and kiss and walked away.  He called me back for a hug and kiss from Emmy.  After that I turned and left.  I could tell he was nervous because he put his fingers in his mouth and stood there looking like a lost puppy.  He didn't cry and he didn't look for me, but I think he wanted to.  I wished there were a window I could have watched him for a bit to see what he did, but I knew I just had to leave.  It was a weird feeling, but it had to be done.  I know each day will get easier for us both!
**Update**  Bryce was all smiles when I picked him up from preschool and he can't wait to go back.  It took me all day to get any information out of him, but by bedtime he had told me he got to be the line leader, he played legos, he went outside, he talked about the day of the week and month, he told the class about his sister, the "big girl" handed out lunch boxes (snack), and one of the twins ran out of the room.  Kids don't miss a thing, ha!  I'm sure there were tons more things that he learned and experienced today, but I was happy for a little re-cap.


The Beckster said...

Was he in a daycare center when you were teaching or is this his first experience being away from home during the day?

I have a 3 1/2 year old son and a 4 month old daughter so I love to read your blog --- it actually helped my son prepare for being a big brother because I showed him the little pictures of Bryce holding his baby sister to help explain what it would be like to be a big brother.

Preschool in Sheepshead bay said...

Very Cute Bryce in his first day of school. Hope he'll enjoy more the rest of the days.

And it seems that he has this daycare at home with you, his mom. Good thing for him.