Today was our first day of preschool. I say "ours" because I am teaching Carter's class. It went really well. Thankfully Drew stayed home for the morning to take care of Taylor. I wanted the kids to have their first day of preschool with out a curious toddler crawling all over them during circle time. I think the year is going to be fun! I wish I had a couple more kids in the class but four is enough for now. I think Carter really enjoyed his morning. After lunch he took a 3 hour nap- I guess I wore him out!
Twenty minutes after class ended I got a call from the local high school preschool (it's a Virginia thing). We have been on a waiting list for almost a year for Carter....he got in! Hearing that actually made me really emotional...after so many months of waiting and checking in with the teacher...I finally decided to create a preschool experience for Carter in our home. I have put close to 40 hours of preparation (and all of our extra cash) into our class. It was really frustrating to find out that I didn't have to go through all of that work and stress after all. I guess that's how life works some times! Oh well- we will have an adventurous year after all. To fund the class at our house, I am actually teaching a "stepping into preschool" class for 2 year olds on Thursday mornings. I have five kids but two of them are speech delayed so I am crossing my fingers that everything goes smoothly. I will be teaching preschool 3 mornings a week. It will be a busy year! I"ll keep you posted!
Here is a picture of Carter with the chalk board behind him. He and his class mates were very cute! Check out our class blog at http://www.stoneridgepreschool.blogspot.com/.