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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Ellie's first day at her new school!

Oh my. We are getting ready. The pigtails are out in full force. Mama is anxious. Will it be as good as I think? Will this be the thing that changes Ellie's life for the better? What if it fails to meet my expectations or is bad? My gut says it will be good.

Wish us luck!

Will post pictures later today.


Ellie is in her nap after a busy day at school. I can’t say she loved it as much as I did. But I can say it is a great place and that I think she will love it eventually when she get’s used to it. That said, she cried the first hour so I don’t know how long it is going to take for our Lady Muck to love it. I think she was crying mainly due to her auditory defensiveness and because it was all new, new people, new place, new kids. But the school and staff are fantastic. She had her own space. Everyone she met signed to her and waited for her response. I can go on and on about how great they are but I only have a minute. Suffice to say it’s worth the effort.

After her first hour of crying and a 10-minute power nap she cautiously peeked out from my lap to see what the other kids (all three of them) were doing in circle time. She smiled at some of the many staff that came down to see their newest pupil. As her teacher said, she was the Mayor of the school that day and will be for a while. By the end of the day I think she actually had a little fun.

The pics are of her telling Mama, “Let’s go!” and of her showing New Teacher how to spell the word "opposites" and show her pictures of her family.