Yesterday morning Elin had a scheduled tour of the preschool she will attend in the fall. The school asks that all children come in for a tour and a chance to meet the teacher during the application process.
Elin has been excited all week for her tour of the classroom. She is very anxious for school and has been very interested in school ever since she learned that her older cousins go to school. She will be attending the same preschool that they went and the same one that I went to 28 years ago! In fact, my same preschool teacher is there but Elin won’t be in her class until she is 4 years old.
Elin made herself right at home as soon as we got there and proceeded to play with everything in the class! We were there for an hour and she covered a lot of ground while she was there. Of course her favorite area was was the play kitchen area and she also enjoyed checking out the many books in the classroom.
The teacher gave Elin a tiny stuffed cat from the reward box and Elin was thrilled. We named him Figaro after Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, of course.
Starting in August, Elin will go three days a week in the mornings. This is a big deal because she has never been watched by anyone other than family and a close family friend and she has never been without out us at someone else’s house other than family. However, after seeing her today be so comfortable in the classroom and with the teacher, I don’t think she will be too scared or bashful when the big day rolls around.
She was all smiles as we left the school. I’m so glad she was happy and comfortable there.