Rosie started preschool today at Grand Rapids Montessori. She was so excited and didn't really seem nervous at all! It helped that she knew a couple friends in her class already! She will be in a class of 3 and 4 year olds as well as Kindergartners. I have a lot more to learn about it, but so far I am very impressed with the Montessori philosophy of education and I feel very privileged that we have this as an option in Grand Rapids Public schools.
Rich stayed home a little later so that I could just take Rosie and not have to load up the whole crew in the van (Lily was not going to school this morning, but more on that later). Lily was very excited for her and gave her a nice send off from the porch in her favorite Monkey pajamas.
Rich is really having a hard time with the fact that yet another of our children is growing up, he really didn't want to let her go. She does seem awfully little to go to school!
We found her good friend Solomon as soon as we got there and asked him to show us the ropes since he is a big kindergardener. He took his job very seriously! They are both in Miss Tracy's class together.
She followed the line into school, only looking back once to waive and smile at me (following the line is going to take a little practice, she veered way out of it and had to run to catch up) and off she went. The house is going to be very quiet with both the girls at school. What will Daisy and I do with ourselves every morning?
When I picked Rosie up at lunch time she told me her favorite part of the day was doing her 'work'. She is so proud to be going to school and really seems to enjoy the idea that she is old enough to go off by herself. Miss Tracy said she has a great 1st day. She wanted to know why she couldn't ride the bus (there isn't busing for her) so I told her she has to ride the Mommy bus and I pretended to be a real bus driver all the way!