Thursday, September 3, 2009

first day

Laci's first day of preschool went really well. My stomach was tied up in knots the whole time - worrying about how she was behaving, if she was able to sit still long enough and absorb anything, hoping that she wasn't driving the teacher crazy.... all the silly worries moms have. Her teacher was very compimentary of Laci. She was impressed with how well Laci followed instructions and how quickly she understood the material. Sigh of relief! (Despite Laci's inability to sit still for long periods of time, maybe her natural love of learning will be her saving grace in school.)

I actually joined a preschool co-op. A lady in our new ward leads the co-op, consisting of 6 children and their moms. We rotate every six weeks teaching Tuesdays and Thursdays for two hours. She heard that I was interested in participating, but it was full. About 3 weeks before it was to start, I guess another lady dropped out, leaving an opening for Laci and me! I was thrilled. Not that I wouldn't have enjoyed doing it myself with Laci, but I'm so glad for the socialization she'll be getting - and that's the real reason why we do preschool, isn't it? (and she can keep doing gymnastics - which is a great channel for her explosive energy.)

3 comments:

Candie said...

That is great Tiffini! I'm so glad that you could get in and get some socialization (for both of you)! Good luck with that. We'll be there too, all to soon.

The Schneider Family said...

I have been wanting to do that. Let me know how it goes!

debrajo said...

I think it's really good to do a co-op. I'm having a heck of a time getting Tyson to listen to me as his teacher. I think the largest part of it is that he's 2 and the other kids are 3, so his lack of listening skills gets him in time out frequently. When a child is in a less familiar domain, however, they tend to listen better. I'm so glad it's going well for Laci!

 

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