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August 25th 2010 was Jacobs first day of kindergarten. He has a teacher that this is her first year teaching and I think she is going to be wonderful. The Monday before school started we had a dessert social at our house with the kindergarten kids in our neighborhood and it was a huge hit. The three teachers came and the principal. It was a good time for the kids to get to know one another and meet their teachers in a more relaxed setting.
Jacob wanted to ride the bus but John and I wanted to take him on his first day. He was so excited. We got to his classroom and found his seat and then when class started we did an activity with the kissing hand book. It was so much fun. Then the parents left and then I picked him up at 3pm. I asked his teacher how the day went and she said Jacob had a great day and was very good. What a relief. I was so happy the first day went well.
I found myself during the day thinking and wondering what he was doing and if he was having fun. If he liked his lunch and if he made friends with new kids. So of course when he got home it was 20 questions from mom and he said "mom I had no yellow or reds." Those are the disciplinary system of warning then in trouble. He had a great day and was excited for the next day as he was going to be riding the bus.
The bus riding experience went well and he made it there and back. I was worried he would not know what to do or where to go but I figured he would figure it out.
On Friday afternoon he came home with a red smile face on his hand for being such a good kindergartner. Then I got a call from his teacher. My heart sank for just a moment and then she said "I just wanted to let you know Jacob had a great first week and was a delight to have in class." I was so proud of him and I am so glad he is excited about school
A huge thank you to all of you who kept telling me he would do fine and for letting my share my fears with you.