Tuesday, August 12, 2008

overwhelmed...just a tad

Avery had Kindergarten registration and school pictures today.

To say that it was like entering a foreign land that I had never been to would describe it quite well

People everywhere, tables for signing up for this and that, signs to read, and did I mention, oodles of forms to fill out?

Did you know that 5th graders get to wear lipstick and eyeshadow for picture day? I sure didn't!

I got the "Parent handbook", got talked into joining the PTA (gol, I'm a mom) and mingled with a couple 4th grade boys...

Avery smiled pretty for her pictures. Her hair was in curls, and the picture lady said she looked like Shirley Temple...can't tell you how many times I've heard that.

The good part, was that we got to go into Avery's classroom. Oh, it was so welcoming. She is going to just love it, I know.

There are all these little colored tables, play kitchen, and all the things you would imagine. The walls were covered with signs and charts.

Avery liked it so much that were only able to look for a couple minutes until we had to visit the bathrooms. Oh, and the bathrooms.....there are little paw prints from her room to the bathroom (a path she'll travel, oh, probably 10 times a day). The faucets, soap, and paper towels are all automatic...so cool!

I have a meeting next week with the Food service lady for the district as well as for the school. We're going to tackle how I'm going to go about feeding my child with allergies and food anxiety while she's at school. Should be pretty interesting....my child is so high maintenance! :)

There will also be a meeting with her teacher, the nurse, and all of her teachers to discuss her allergies and safety while at school. Not to mention, to hand out the epi-pens and allergy stuff for them to have on hand.

Today was an overwhelming day of preparing me for this new reality I'm having. My baby is going to be at school from 8-3 every day of the week. I can't believe I'm doing it. She's ready, she's excited, and I am too, I guess...

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Manda said...

Yay! You are handling this soo well. Such a big step! I got your message and I definitely agree...we should get together soon! Let me know what would work for you. You can always call me or just facebook me...it's a little easier than on here:).

Chelle said...

How exciting. I can understand how overwellming it can all be. I am of course on the other side of it being the Kindergarten teacher and being the one to get the room ready, get the forms filled out and meet with parents. It's so exciting to teach the level I do. I love being a part of children's first school experience. I'm anxious to hear more when Avery is in the full swing of things. Take care!

Chelle said...

I do want to say that I do in fact know how to spell overwhelming. I realized what I did as I hit publish and it was too late. Didn't want people to think I am a teacher who can't spell. Just thinking of what I was going to type not how I was typing it. oops!

Faith Hope Love Mama said...

I can so relate. My girls both have peanut/nut allergies and sending them to school was a little frightening. My school has been great about preventing a reaction. We had one minor one last year while I was there for a special day with a snack but other than that they have great plans in place. If you ever have any questions, let me know. I've been there, done that. :)

duchess said...

Trust me - you'll learn to love it.
It takes some adjustment but you'll get there.

Heidi said...

Sounds exciting. I'm sure she will really love school. And eventually you will get used to it too. With four girls in school and multiple schools they have been in, I definitely relate to the amount of forms to fill out. Rebecca will be starting 3yo preschool this year and she is really looking forward to it.


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