We signed her up way back in February, so it has been a long time coming, and it has felt long. Ahsha's feelings about preschool changed with the day. Sometimes she would tell me that she couldn't wait, other days she would say she was scared of going, and still other days she would just flat out insist that she was not going to preschool. After 2 tours of the school, a one-on-one meeting with her teacher, and an orientation meeting with her class, today was finally the day.
Ahsha was very cooperative with getting ready in the morning-- even agreeing to change the outfit that we had taken 10 minutes to decide on the night before when we found out she was supposed to wear her favorite colors today. The only hiccup came when we were dropping her off at school. I was going to park and take a picture of her in front of her school and with her teacher, but she did not want that. Sometimes Ahsha's like that-- she gets shy if she thinks we are making too big of a deal of something or if we give her too much attention, especially if other people are around. So, I retreated to the car and as I drove away I saw her walking right in and getting some hand sanitizer like she had done it a hundred times already.
I managed to snap a picture on my phone without her noticing. She's getting a welcome hug from her teacher, Miss Lori. Kyah is holding the door. I think she was every bit as excited about Ahsha starting preschool as Ahsha was!
When I picked her up she was all smiles. She is especially excited that she gets to be the Special Leader tomorrow and bring the snack. Ahsha told me that she was very good in class and that she even moved chairs when another girl wanted to sit in Ahsha's seat so as to be next to her friend. I was also proud of Ahsha for keeping her shoes on the whole time! That is something that rarely happens in her church class... :).
First day of formal schooling: success.