Monday, September 9, 2013

Starting Preschool

Jamey is starting 4-year-old preschool at Shepherd's Flock this fall. It's affiliated with Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church here in Prior Lake.

Parent Orientation
Jeremy & I went over to SOLLC for Parent Orientation the other day. The director read through the handbook, and we filled out a bunch of paperwork. He got a t-shirt and will get a Spark Story Bible with his name on it.

On the way out, we happened to meet one of Jamey's teachers, Ms. Kay. She seems super nice and hilarious.

We had forgotten a check to pay for field trips, etc., so the kids and I ran over there to drop it off this morning. The director is also super nice, and all the teachers seem so peppy. We met his other teacher, Ms. Kerry. Again, very friendly, nice, and energetic.

Meet the Teacher
Jamey, Livy and I went over to Shepherd's Flock Friday morning to meet his teacher and drop off his school supplies. I was expecting a really low-key kind of "do nothing" event, but it was scheduled for an hour, and the whole hour was full of fun activity. The preschoolers had a little "scavenger hunt." They did an art project, read a book, found their favorite color on the Circle Time rug, ate a snack, and played with toys. Jamey was excited to find his cubby and backpack hook.

Miss Kay

Coloring and cutting out a leaf for the Fall bulletin board

Miss Kerry

Snack Time!
BTW: Livy is dying to go to school. 

Pretending to work like Daddy

"It's my chair!"

Reading a story about loving preschool

First Day
Jamey's first day was today. He's so super excited! I think he was up before 6 this morning--got dressed and made his bed before 7.

This was shortly after he combed his hair. 

All ready!

Livy asked for her "pitchy" too.

Some Highlights: 
  • He walked into the room by himself and didn't even look back for a "Goodbye" or kisses.
  • He asked if he could go every day.
  • Three Circle Times! and three stories!
  • They got to play on the playground. 
  • He got sent home with two "Special Notes" that he had a lot of fun with his new friend Blake and he worked very hard on his art project. (Funny thing: he told me they didn't do art today.)

He got to pick lunch at any restaurant. At first he chose the Pizza Ranch, but he changed his mind because Ivy was still in school and would be sad that she didn't get to play basketball. 

1 comment:

  1. aw! I love that he changed his mind because Ivy wouldn't get to play and have fun with him too. He's so sweet.