Thursday, August 26, 2010

Classroom Visit

Though I wish he'd stay little forever, my little man is getting big and getting geared up to start school next week. This week started with a home visit from his teacher. This was THE best thing that could have transitioned Ace into school. The home visit was awesome; I got to ask all of my "stupid" questions and his teacher got to meet Ace in his environment which made him so comfortable. I feel really fortunate for the home visit to be a part of this experience for us.
When we visited his classroom today, the ONLY reason he went into the room was to see Mrs. Maywald's familiar face. Here he is outside his school.
He was really scared to go into his classroom so it took us a while to actually get IN to the room. But he said, "Mama, I want to see Mrs. Maywald" and I peeked my head in the room and told him she was there and his face lit up.
Here he is outside his door. (Nope, he didn't have to go to the bathroom. Just posing.)
It was fun to see all of the stations they have set up around the room and learn all of the skills he's supposed to develop at each one. He gravitated to all of the animals (JUST like at home) and stayed there the majority of the time.
It was funny when he told me, "Mommy, don't touch my computer." Hmmm, he's heard that once or twice!
He really had a great time and didn't want to leave. He even told Mrs. Maywald that he loved her!
He impressed me by being very well-behaved: sharing, no tantrums and very little whining. Of course, he was the loudest kid there (no surprise as we have been asking ourselves lately why he talks so loud and so much). I warned Mrs. Maywald about his talking.
I'm so excited for him to start this little class. The kids in his class seemed pretty shy (Since Ace never knew shy, he should be good for them!) but really sweet and friendly too. They all stuck pretty close to their parents. I can't wait for him to tell me all that he learns when he starts next week!
P.S. Lily Kate was a trooper through it all. She just hung out in the Baby Bjorn the entire time. She and I are headed to parent orientation tonight. Wish us luck!


The Notetaker said...

Fun! That's so great that the teacher came to your house. What a great idea.