Summer break!! woo hoo!!!!!
September 2011 rolls around and it's time for preschool! See that picture down there? Still cautions...a little more on the excited side. Emma wasn't sure what to think. She had gotten so use to Miss Jill's class and Miss Jill's schedule. Who was this Miss Sara we were talking about...and a different class room? No way! But, we told her she would have the same friends, so that was a plus. The first few weeks were tough. Emma would get teary eyed at drop off. She would try SO hard not to cry, with her bottom lip pouting and quivering. Trying to hold it in so the other kids wouldn't see. And then...this was presented to her in class...
You see what that says there? No tears all day! This was huge! Emma was so proud of herself. I could see the confidence in her growing. Emma developed just as close a relationship with Miss Sara that she did with Miss Jill. Emma would give Miss Sara a hug every day when she left. She started interacting more with the kids and actually making her own choices as far as which center she wanted to play in. I even started to see a difference with her outside of school when we would go to playgrounds, playdates, etc. At first, if there were any kids playing on the playground, she wouldn't go on it. She would sit next to me and watch. As I saw her confidence growing, I would see her inch her way on to the playground while there were other kids on it. She still would not talk or interact with other kids. She would get out of the way fast if another kid was running around her or playing near her. But...she was making her way.
Then it was summer break!! Woo hoo!!
September 2012. My cautious little girl pretty excited about Pre-K! But no more Miss Sara and different class room? Oh boy....
Emma was a pro at this by now...but the first few weeks took some adjusting. I don't remember any tears, but I do remember some lingering in the doorway of the classroom or an extra long hug. Emma would tell us every day that she had "no tears" and had a "great day". Parent/teacher conferences were scheduled and Tim and I got to sit down with Miss Susan to discuss Emma. This was our first parent/teacher conference. I was nervous. It was great hearing about Emma from her teacher's perspective. About what she was excelling at and what needed work. Around this time she was still needing some direction as far as which centers to go to, but her teacher was pleased with the improvement she had seen since the beginning of the year.
|Emma Conn is the name of her school. Neat!|
Emma's gone from anxious to awesome!
We are going to take Kindergarten by the horns!