Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Back to School

Last week was Mikan's first day of preschool. We practiced with him for about a week on how to say, "Goodbye, Momma." When it came to the actual time, he knew what was supposed to happen. However, it was a little chaotic when he was in the hallway on the way to the room. So, he started to get anxious. Jenna was talking with the teacher right behind him. Mikan started deep breathing and spinning with his walker asking and signing for "Momma." Then Jenna squatted down and told him he was at school and with his teacher. After that Mikan continued crying and through his tears said, "Bye Bye Momma." Jenna then gave him a kiss and left.

Word is he calmed down shortly after but cried on and off throughout the 2.5 hours. He participated in most of the activities. He did not want to sit on the potty. But, he made a dinosaur picture. He ate Cheez-its during snack time (a favorite). He got to hold up a stop sign during a counting song. During gym time, the other students were fascinated with his walker and followed him around.

Jenna and I weren't there. Mikan's nurse was. I am dictating what Jenna said. I just wanted to get it all down while it was fresh. Mikan did talk about some of the things he did once I got home. He appears to be excited about school.

Really, three years already? Really?


Hope said...

Awww Mikan.... I can't believe they are old enough for preschool. We just had an IEP meeting this morning for Ava. Time has flown by.

DevonLeah said...

that first paragraph made me cry, signing for momma and all! Im glad he is starting to like it though! =)

Colleen said...

Wow he looks so grown up and adorable! How exciting for him to be starting school!