We checked in and Carter was excited to find out that he will be upstairs this year in the big kid preschool area. He met his teachers and was immediately off playing. They had a sheet out on the table and Carter went over and started completing it without even reading the directions, just knowing what to do. At the top of the page it showed Aa and then there were different capital and lowercase letters in circles below it. He picked up a dabber and started finding all the Aa's on his own. I was very impressed. When he was finished he pointed to a d and said, that's a d not an a. He tried out every area in the room and talked quite a bit with his teachers. He asked them if they liked his hair because his mommy put gel in it to make it handsome for his special day. Of course Carter eventually found his way to the book area and pulled one out for me to read to him. I love that he loves books so much! I'm excited for this school year and everything he will learn in his new classroom with his new teachers and classmates. He didn't want to leave and that left me feeling very good about what is to come. I know it is time for him to go back to school. He is excited and ready to have a more structured learning environment. I'm sure the increased incidents with Elise at home are related to his readiness to be back in school. He will pick out a new bigger backpack for this school year since he will need to fit his lunchbox inside. I'm excited for him to do that in the next few days and we are all excited for Tuesday, his first day of school! It's hard to believe next year Elise will be starting 3 year old preschool but I know she'll be ready. She had a blast in Carter's classroom and didn't want to leave when it was time to go either! Read about Carter's open house last year here.
|Carter working on his Aa sheet.|
|Elise cooking in the play kitchen.|
|Carter with his teachers.|