Monday, April 30, 2012

In which I visit my first Preschool classroom

This morning was kind of a big deal for me. It was too big of a first time mommy moment for me to not write about. I visited Judah's future preschool for the first time! I sat in one of those tiny chairs, at the tiny table and watched his (hopefully) future teacher, work with the children. Fun music played in the background and the room was decorated with hand prints, organized bins, a bug collector with all sorts of fun critters inside and many fun stations for the kids to play and learn. The teacher seemed more patient than I could be and the atmosphere was fun. I loved it.
I've heard many good things about this preschool but, I'm a skeptic by nature so, I needed to check it out myself. Walking down the brightly painted hallway to his future classroom was exciting and slightly emotional. I imagined how in just a few months, my boy will be walking down that hallway and how he'll have a spot at one of those preschool sized tables. His name will be laminated in his spot and he will have a place to hang his coat.

When I made the appointment to observe the class, I was in between sad that my first born is getting older so quickly and also excited that he's going to have this awesome opportunity to learn and build new relationships.  But after today, I'm way more excited and happy, than sad about this new adventure that awaits us.
As a mom, these big moments have been something that I've thought about and anticipated but, they've always seem so far out in the future. Without noticing, they quickly they come and I realize"Oh goodness, it's happening. Those things that I've dreamed, they are NOW. Here, I am, walking into my son's future classroom." 


I'm ready for this new adventure called preschool. Bring on the backpacks!

Angela 

5 comments:

  1. Awww.. its going to be great! Im glad you like the preschool. Being comfortable with his future school is huge. :)

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    1. I agree, you've got to be comfortable with the school! Hope you're having a great day!

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  2. Good luck! As a middle school teacher, we get parents going through similar emotions but for older kiddos!

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    1. Oh yes, I can't even imagine middle school! Glad we have a long time before that!

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  3. I am so excited for Cade to go to preschool. Having been a teacher, I know how much fun he will have and how many new things he will learn! I bet Judah will have SO many stories for you about what he does each day at preschool! I'm sure I will also need to tour any potential schools and have the same mixed feelings as you, but in the end, I know it will be great!

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