Monday, August 18, 2008

1st day of school

Today was P&E's first day of preschool at United Services. They did VERY well...thanks to a year at Parents Day Out. We walked in, put their backpacks in their cubbies, I took Ella to the potty (she wears panties now), and said goodbye. Perry seemed a little sad for a second...I think it was because Ella and I disappeared to the bathroom for awhile...but she cheered up again when I suggested she go color with Ella.

Their schedule for the day is as follows:

9-9:20 - Arrival
9:20-9:35 - Opening (sing a song, go over the schedule for the day, etc)
9:35-9:45 - Fitness
9:45-9:55 - Small group activity (centers)
9:55-10:10 - Snack
10:10-10:30 - Outside time
10:30-10:45 - Story
10:45-11:35 - Activity time (trampoline and finger painting)
11:35-11:55 - Music and movement
12 - Dismissal

What a busy day! Their teachers are Miss Patty, Miss Natalie, and Miss Sue and they send home a weekly news bulletin which explains all the activities and skills they work on for the week. Seems very nice...but we are very much hoping to be transferred to the Dardenne Prairie location for convenience. Luca and I just barely had time to run to Super Wal-Mart and drop off the groceries at home before we had to go pick them up again!

Tomorrow is the girls' last day of summer PDO. We had considered putting all 3 kiddos there on Tuesdays throughout the year, but decided to go with preschool instead. So this will be their last time at FBCH (First Baptist Church of Harvester). Kind of sad :( But I have no doubts that this is the right thing for them. So we'll say goodbye to Miss Jamie and Miss Anita.