Ruthie has been ready to go to preschool since her first trip at about 2 weeks old. Her whole life all she has wanted is to be one of the big kids. Thursday, after waiting 3 1/2years, it was FINALLY her turn to go to school! She has been so excited. GiGi and PaPa gave her a backpack and Gran and Grandaddy gave her a lunchbox so she is READY!
This year she will go twice a week from 9-12. Since Thursday was the first day they split the kids into 2 groups so she went from 1030-1145.
Wednesday was Meet the Teacher. She was a little nervous but once she got there and checked out the room she jumped right into playing...and so did JP.
|At Meet the Teacher she colored some pictures to put on the wall.|
|JP enjoyed the kitchen. He set the table and then sat down and said his prayer.|
She has Mrs. Lisa and Mrs. Terri. Mrs. Lisa is new this year (she taught at the preschool years ago and this is her first year back) and all the girls have had Mrs. Terri (and she's little Emerson's great aunt) so Ruthie already knew her really well and was so excited to be in her class!
Thursday she definitely wasn't very nervous. She did get quiet when we got to school and asked me "do my teachers know I have a peanut allergy?" I reassured her and she asked me one more time before we got out of the car. It broke my heart a little that she was so concerned but I am also so hopeful that next year when she starts preschool she will have graduated from OIT and we won't have to worry about her allergy! Also, I'm really glad we're doing this when she's so young before she has too much anxiety about peanuts.
After we cleared up the snack issue she RAN into the school, marched herself down the hall, and went and gave her teachers big hugs.
|Headed to class!|
She started learning the morning procedures of hanging up your backpack, putting the owl with your name on it on the tree (she's an outstanding owl this year), and washing your hands. She then went and started to play.
I said "bye Ruthie" and she just lifted up her hand and gave me a backwards wave...she didn't even turn around to say bye! When I picked her up she was soooo happy and before she left she had to give her teachers some more hugs.
I love our preschool and I just know Ruthie is going to have a FABULOUS year!
PS. JP was not so happy about his best buddy leaving him. He asked about her over and over.