Monday, November 3, 2008

Our newest school girl

Alivia is officially a school girl. She started today in Miss Tina's three-year-old preschool class, and will attend Monday and Wednesday mornings throughout the rest of the school year.

She was so excited to start school, she was nearly popping. It was her turn to have her own teacher, classroom and school friends, and she couldn't wait. Dressed in record time, teeth brushed and backpack on before I even had to ask, she was ready to bust the door down.

Alena was excited for Alivia too. As big sister, she was encouraging and supportive, even offering advice during the ride there about not picking her nose at school.

Jason signed her in and had to call her back from the classroom's circle for a goodbye kiss before he left. She was ready.

When I picked her up, I asked Miss Tina how she did. Apparently there were tears shed after the morning got underway, as she wanted her mommy or daddy to pick her up. Although she was upset, Miss Tina said she was quickly quieted and her attention swiftly redirected.

I asked her while buckling her in the car if she wanted to go back on Wednesday, and got a quick, definitive "yes." And during lunch, she talked non-stop about her artwork, the playset and the new songs she learned.

Alivia's smile after school as she was buckled in her carseat.

The rest of the day, she flitted around the house showing off her artwork, the letter "G"s she had written in school and practicing other letters as well. She's thrilled about learning and soaks up every chance to do so.

1 comment:

Gina said...

Congrats to Alivia! She is fashion maven in those adorable knee socks. And she totally rocks the vote for Obama, so she's also a total genius.