i was positive the first day of kindergarten would bring lots of tears for kelby (and me!). but it didn’t! i think this is largely due to the fact that kelby has been going to this schools preschool for a few years and she already new the kindergarten teacher.
that and the fact that her best bud is also in her class. when i mentioned to mrs. z that kelby and sam were best buds, she suggested seating them at the same table to make the first few weeks a little easier on the both of them. great idea mrs. z! it worked!
another awesome thing about kelby’s school is that it is adjacent to our office. my plan is to walk over and get kelby at first, but hopefully soon she will be able to make the walk across the parking lot by herself. there is even a gate between our parking lots. which is strange because that fence has been there forever and we only built our clinic four years ago. so what was that gate for??? hmmm….
i put a small table (that held all my junk) in the corner of my office and then loaded it up with all kinds of goodies for kelby. the top shelf has two baskets. one with snacks and waters. the other with school supplies for her to do her homework. the bottom shelf still holds my junk. she was very excited to see her new workspace.
good luck in kindergarten kelbo!