Saturday, August 30, 2008

Dude Started School - Kindergarten

Dude had his first day of staggered entry that our local schools do for Kindergarteners. It is a school day during the week and the kids come in just one day for assessments. Then the teachers call you that Friday and you find out who your kid’s teacher will be. C started on Wednesday, August 27th. I was so nervous. I took him to school with my mom and we sent him off. They didn’t let the parents past the hallway that leads to the Kindergarten hallway. He looked a little nervous walking back holding the teacher’s hand. But, he was pretty excited to be starting K.
Mom and I spent the day having coffee, shopping, eating lunch, and picking out school supplies for C. Then we headed back to the school at 2:40 to get him. He was exhausted. He then proceeded to say that he had the “worstest day ever in his life because I picked him up”. Apparently he had been looking forward all day to riding the bus home. Unfortunately I was a bit over-protective and didn’t let him ride the bus on the first day of school.
Since a picture is worth a lot, here is C before school and after, you can really tell how tired he was.

Beginning of School Day

End of first day of K

Monday, August 11, 2008

Sickies at Day-care

One thing I hate about having kid in day-care is sickies. Well, he started a new summer camp for two weeks at a realy cool day-care (and work footed more than half the bill) before he starts Kindergarten. I am pretty happy there and looking forward to using them for teacher work days. I walk in today and see a BIG notice that there was an incidence of Fifth's Disease there last week. Ugh! I soooo hope we don't get it. The note goes on to explain that it causes a fever of 102 degrees. I have heard it also called slapped cheek disease because your cheeks turn red and look like you have been slapped.
But on a positive note, we have been really happy there, they were exploring space last week and he got to learn about the planets and rockets and space shuttles. When he starts K, he gets to go to the big kid side where they have a cafe, game room, gym, and computer room. A few of the teachers had subbed or worked at our previous day-care and they even remembered C and took the time to say hi and help him get acclimated.