Today I went up to the school that we have decided to enroll Nathan into for preschool. This is the school I went to 7th and 8th grade at and is also our church. My brother went to this school from K-8th grade... it is such a great school and I have so many great memories!
We met with the admissions lady and she let us see the Preschool 3's class in action. We got to see all of the little boys and girls that will be Nathan's classmates, and we met and spoke with the teacher. There are 10 kids in the class, 4 boys (2 of them are twins) and 6 girls. The teacher also has an aide and we saw her in the room. The kids were having 'open' play time while we spoke to the teacher, but she said they have several activities throughout the day. Outside, there is a fenced in playground that is smaller for the younger kids and it even has a playhouse that looks like a real house! Then, they have snack time, art time, singing, religious studies, etc.
I really think Nathan will love it! I need to buy him a school bag and she told us to put an extra pair of clothes in the bag. Then, he needs a folder for his school work and she told us to be sure to bring a hat and gloves for when they are outside. Also, they rotate a snack bag week by week with the parents and also the parents take turns bringing in a gallon of milk for the children. I find it a little odd that we have to bring in milk??? But, oh well, I guess it is a way for the school to keep their expenses down.
I have been wanting to work with Nathan on letters, and she said they are doing that by having the kids write their names on each of their papers. So, she has them start with the first letter of their name, and they go from there.
I am excited for Nathan to have time to interact with other kids his age. He will be going twice a week for 3 hours each time. The teacher has a website and newsletter, so we will be updated on their activities.
I must say, I am a little nervous though... ok, a lot nervous... and sad... my little boy is growing up. :( He starts school right after the holidays...