One week down, and he’s doing great!

Friday, August 27, 2010

--a reminder to my future self, because Jack and his future siblings will continue to grow up, and there’s nothing I can do about it!--

The new school year at the Day School started on Monday, and Jack moved to the Turning Two classroom.  There were no first day of school pictures, because mommy and Jack had a really tough morning!  I think he was crying a bit harder, but mommy cried much longer.  Starting in this class, they take one nap, from 11:00 to 2:00, instead of two, and that nap is on a little cot instead of in a crib!  I really didn’t believe Jack would stay on a cot-and sleep!  And when we got there, they were giving the kids milk in a cup, not a sippy cup, a cup!  He’s only 18 months old!!  His teachers told me I didn’t need to bring sippy cups each day.  I don’t know why I had such a hard time dropping him off in this new classroom, but I did!

After Ms. Tracey pried him out of my arms (him from me or me from him I’m not sure), I went to Mark’s office, and he talked through it with me, and we both knew he’d be just fine.  This mommy is just not good with change, especially when it involves my t-tiny growing up!

Ms. Tracey called me around 12:00 during their nap time and told me that Jack was doing great!  I think she could tell I needed it, and I really appreciated it!  She said he went down for his nap just fine and was still sleeping.  I asked her how he did with the cup, and she said they went back to sippy cups-the kids are still too young!

Each day we receive a daily progress sheet, and Jack’s reports have been great!  They’ve had comments on them such as:

“Jack had a great morning!  He sat well in circle time, listened well to the stories, and did the hand movements while singing songs.”
”Jack had so much fun playing outside with Hane and his other friends!  He loves to be outside!”
”Jack is so verbal and is doing a great job using his words to tell us what he wants.  He’s very friendly and always says, Hi!!”
“Jack had fun pointing out the birds, trees, and butterflies on our tour of the State House grounds!” (Our church is across the street from the State House grounds, so today they strolled over for a visit.)

I still can’t believe that Jack will stay on his cot to nap, so I left my camera yesterday and asked his teachers to take pictures.  Sure enough-look at him!imageimageAnd today I picked up your first piece of art work of the school year.  When I looked at it with you and told you how great it was, you kept saying, “Paint!  Paint!”imageWe’re so proud of you sweet boy!  Thanks for being such a good boy at school-you’re so fun at home, we didn’t expect anything different!


Lindsey said...

What sweet pictures of him on the cot. Who woulda thought?! :)

Granma S. said...

WHAT!!!!! A field trip to the state house????? Uncle Adam did not get to do that until 4th grade. So cute!!