Friday, August 13, 2010

1st Day of School 2010

Well first day of school today for BOTH girls. Maddie started Kindergarten and Kynzie started preschool. Unfortunately they had to go to different elementary schools because Maddie's school didn't offer a 3 year old program. So, the dynamic duo had to be split up! We started with dropping off Kynzie first. She woke up this morning and the first words out of her mouth was "I don't want to go to school." I thought, "oh no, this is not going to be a good morning." I finally got her excited for it though be telling her that I would give her a pop and candy after school if she did good today. When we walked in her classroom, she started to cry a little and her teacher had to give her a little pep talk about how she is a big girl and she would be fine today. Once she showed her where the babies were, that was it. I didn't even get a hug or kiss goodbye from her. About 3:15 pm, I got a phone call from her teacher and I was thinking something happened, but she just wanted to tell me that Kynzie had an AWESOME day and was very good. She even played Go Fish and won!

Maddie was the one that has been super excited to go to school and she woke up this morning saying how excited she was. She was all smiles at Kynzie's school and at her's until we were getting ready to walk into her classroom. Then she started getting clingy. I got her to smile for the camera by telling her the more she smiled, the longer I would stay :). She was okay until I left. When I picked her up today, her teacher said she did cry off and on today but not bad. Maddie promised to work on it next week. I'm still proud of her. There are so many transitions and choices throughout her day, I'm sure it is very overwhelming for a 5 year old.

Girls in front of our house

With matching back packs on

Still all smiles in Kynzie's hallway

Kynzie by her hook, she did NOT want me to take this picture

Kynzie's teacher giving her a pep talk that she is a "big girl" and she will have fun while mommy goes to work

Showing her the baby dolls

Now we're at Maddie's school and this is her look of fright before we enter her classroom

I got her to smile by her cubbie by telling her the more pictures she smiled for, the longer I would stay

Maddie's new "best friend" who we met at Meet the Teacher Night

Maddie working on her first Kindergarten project at her desk

And........this is how I had to leave the poor thing :(

1 comment:

  1. Oh boy...Anna's first day is in a couple weeks. She is sooo excited but I'm pretty sure she'll end up like Maddie-scared and crying! So many new things. Plus a brand new school just built (not even finished yet!) that Mommy has NO idea where things are! :)