This year the Tool Man and I made the decision to send Lucy to pre-school. She started this past Wednesday and will be going five days a week for three hours each day. Over the past few weeks I’ve been trying to warm her up to the idea of going to school. And for the longest time, it wasn’t working. Whenever we talked about it, she always asked me if I was going to go to school with her.
Thankfully, Lucy had a change of attitude about two days before school started. I don’t know what happened to change her mind, but I’m glad it did! The night before school started, there was a meet and greet gathering for the new students to meet their teacher and get familiar with the new environment. Lucy was awfully shy going into the classroom, but I took her over to her chair, and when she saw a new can of play-dough at her seat, she brightened up.
Before going to bed that night, I helped Lucy color a self-portrait that her teacher had sent home with her. Lucy had the best time coloring this simple little picture. We even drew Lucy’s new school dress on the picture. Lucy insisted on adding earrings to her portrait too.
Once she finished her picture, Lucy kept telling us that her teacher was going to love it… I’m sure she did!
Lucy had to get up bright and early for her first day of school. She’s used to sleeping ‘til 9:00 every morning, so 7:30 is way early for her. Thankfully, she was a good sport about it. I think she was just too excited about school to be grumpy this morning.
This is a simple pillowcase dress I whipped up for Lucy’s first day of school. I finally carved out a few minutes to get some sewing done.
Big brother is not used to getting up so early either. Ahhh…the joys of homeschool!
Lucy walked right into her classroom just as pretty as you please. I helped Lucy find her chair again, and once she spotted the play-dough she immediately got to work. It sure made things a whole lot easier on me knowing that she wasn’t upset about going to school.
When I picked her up at lunch, Lucy was full of information. She didn’t talk much about what she did or learned during school. She mostly talked about the red and green apples - green being the good apple, and red being the bad one. Lucy was more than eager to tell me that she stayed on green, and she was even more eager to tell me who got on red! (That’s right, I know who all the bad kids are! Ha ha!) Then she proceeded to tell me that all of the boys had to go to time out! Lucy is all about staying on that green apple! I hope she keeps that attitude up. I may even have to hang an apple or two on the wall at home!