Thursday, July 31, 2008
Sasha's First Day of School
Sasha visited the class for a couple of hours on Monday and Tuesday and then started today. She was there from 9:30 to 3:00. I always make my exits short and sweet when I leave the kids, so I only heard her cry as I walked away. The first day she visited I took a long walk around in a neighborhood by the school and cried as I walked. I knew she was crying and I felt badly about it. I also know that she will love being there once she gets used to it. And that I need to get our house organized and start working. It didn't make it any easier though, and I was happy to pick her up a little while later. The teachers said she cried for a little while in the beginning and had just started to cry again before I got there. One of the teachers took a lot of pictures of her doing work and sitting at circle (and not crying) so that made me feel a lot better. The second day was hard too, but I met my mom and sister for breakfast while she was there, which was nice. I picked her up right after they ate lunch in her class. Today I picked her up after her nap while she was on the playground. Her playground is right next to Brookelyn's so they can see eachother sometimes. Brayden's class goes by her playground every so often so he gets to see her sometimes too. Anyway, Dakota and I saw her before she saw us. She was sitting on one of her teacher's laps smiling and clapping her hands. Of course, when she saw us she cried.
Several of the people at the school told me that she wasn't crying when they had seen her. It is so wonderful to have her at a place where I used to work and know everyone!
I left my camera with the teachers so they could take pictures of her throughout the day.