Today was Corrigan’s Preschool orientation. We were able to visit his classroom and meet his teachers. He was a little unsure at first but once he saw all of the ABC’s and 1-2-3’s around the room he jumped right in. A lot of the toys were ones that he has at home, which probably helped with his confidence, and he wasted little time pointing out all of the letters on the classroom rug and listing the numbers on the class calendar.
He will only be attending two days a week and only for a few hours each morning. We learned that his Monday class will have only 5 students and his Thursday class has only 3!!! There is one teacher and two aides, so the ratio of teacher to pupil thrills me to pieces!
I mentioned to a friend that when it comes to thinking about sending Corrigan to preschool I am so excited I could puke. The mixed emotions are constant and after seeing his classroom, and meeting the friendly teachers, I am so excited for this next phase in his life, yet I am also apprehensive about the viruses he will be exposed to and all that might entail for him metabolically. I know that he needs to be exposed though, he needs to build up immunity to these basic childhood illnesses, but sometimes I feel like I am throwing him out to the wolves.
Next Monday is his first day! Sure, I might cry. I might also sit in my car outside of the school, frantically biting my nails ( probably not-maybe) but I am ready for my littlest man to jump into the world of learning. I have a good feeling about what all of this is going to do for him, developmentally, and it will be one of my greatest pleasures to watch him bloom.
Here are a few photos from my phone.
How was your child’s first day of school?