First Day of 4 Year Old Preschool

Last Wednesday, Elin started her first day of 4 year old preschool. She will be going 4 days a week: Monday through Thursday, during the morning time.

She was very eager to get to school and see all her friends from last year. Most of the same kids are in her class.

We got up extra early so I could take tons of photos. She had picked out this dress from some new clothes I bought her for the school year. She liked that it had a matching necklace with it.

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I don’t know why my inside photos always look horrible compared to the outside ones.

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We got to school a little earlier than expected and were waiting for the doors of her classroom to open. As we waited, we saw Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Alexander, her teachers from last year. She was so excited to see them and give them each a big hug.



Then it was time to go on into her classroom. The first day is the only day you are supposed to walk in with your child. Outside the class is a “goodbye zone” were you are to say goodbye so that the child can walk independently into the classroom. As expected, Elin was not the least bit sad or scared. She was eager to spot her new cubby for her book bag and begin working on puzzles before everyone else arrived.

She was excited to se Mrs. Armao and Mrs. Ebert. She had already got acquainted with Mrs. Armao because she visits everyone at their house over the summer to get to know them better and to help them feel comfortable on the first day of school.

She was also excited since I have talked to her many times about how Mrs. Armao was my 4 year preschool teacher, too!





Elin had a good first day of school and continues to be excited to go back! We are working hard to memorize her memory verse as this year it’s more of an expectation to know them each week instead of being optional. I’m looking forward to being able to see Elin grow and learn so much just as  she had the prior year. I’m sure this year will fly by just as the previous school year did.


  1. Aww, she looks so happy in these pics! I’m so glad she loves going to school 🙂

  2. Elin is so cute and looks so grown up… I love her outfit and her Mary Janes! How cool that mrs armao taught you AND now Elin… She doesn’t look old enough for that to be possible! Sounds like Elin is going to have a fantastic school year!

  3. Awe, love that Elin has your former teacher this year! Kinsey is going to the same elementary school as Brian and I, our brothers and my mom went to, so I know that excited feeling well 🙂

  4. What a big girl! I just love her dress and that giant grin! She is the absolute cutest! Also, why are our kids so big?!!!

  5. She’s just adorable! i can’t believe it’s time for school to start again!