Monday marked Finley’s first day at her new preschool and of course it just happened to be the first day of an arctic cold spell that hit the city. It is insanely cold out!! Regardless, Finley got already to go and was so excited. Greg took the day off so he could come check it out.
Finley with the new backpack she picked out on thursday. She loved the princess bag! She was also happy with her hair tie. I bought it on boxing day at TCP but lost it until Sunday so she thought it was new for today.
She picked out the shirt too. We bought it the same time we bought her new bag. I knew it was Minnie Mouse but had no idea that it was school related until she was getting dressed yesterday. She was quite enthralled by it.
We went into the school and took off her winter clothes and put on her indoor shoes and she was off and running and never looked back. I got there a little early to pick her up and was able to watch her in the gym through the special observation glass and she was playing What Time Was It Mr Wolf and then Follow The Leader. She looked like she was having a lot of fun.
The teachers and Aides said that she did fantastic for her first day and was really co-operative and eager to learn. They were impressed that she had no issues being away from us and told me that this was fantastic becuase it meant that she was a very confident young girl. That made me very happy.
She looked pretty tired when I picked her up and she slept all the way home and was not happy when we woke her up after we got home. We asked her if she liked school and she said she did.
Monday, Wednesday + Friday’s are regular school days so it will be her and 8 other kids (approx) and will have regular days. On Tuesdays, it is just Finley and an aide. Thursdays it will be her and another girl with a different aide. I think these 2 days could be very beneficial to her – especially Tuesday.
I found that if I leave immediately at 3:50 after picking her up I beat rush hour traffic coming home. On my way home I will be picking up Greg since it is almost on the way. It works out quite well for him.