Thursday, August 05, 2010

First day of Kindergarten

Charlotte was a bit nervous this morning on our way out! lol

Charlotte started German Kindergarten today! We walked around the corner to her school and she said she was excited, but she definitely looked nervous. I was also very excited, and a little concerned about how the day would go.

We got to the school and met her teacher, Moni. She took us upstairs and let Charlotte pick out a cubby and put her picture above it. Then she gave Charlotte a necklace with her name on it. She checked our backpack and was impressed that we had everything that had been on the list- mudpants, rainboots, haus-schuhe, photos, etc, etc. Finally, we did something right on the first try! And then it was time for "Mama, sagen auf wiedersehen." And we were ready. Toby and I went home and Charlotte went off to school! :)

About 11:45 am I asked Toby if he was ready to go get Charlotte and he said "YES!" and ran to put his shoes on. (I guess mom is kinda boring, with the laundry and the potty training and all.) We walked over and rang the bell. The door opened and Moni spotted me and brought Charlotte over. And then...

Charlotte burst into tears! Oh. No. My heart just sank. Please don't let this be how this is going to go! When she took a break from sobbing, I asked what was wrong. "Mommy, I don't want to go home! I want to go play outside with my friends!" Hallelujah!!! "Okay Charlotte, we'll stay for 10 more minutes so you can play outside with your friends."

It turns out she had a FANTASTIC first day. She told me her favorite part was when her teacher read them books. Moni told me that she thinks Charlotte is wonderful. Apparently she talked all morning long. (No surprise. Really.) She even learned how to say her colors in German already! She can't wait to go back tomorrow. And neither can I! Kindergarten rocks!!! ;)

9 comments:

Aubrey said...

Hooray, Charlotte! I'm so happy that you guys had such a great first day experience. Kindergarten totally rocks!

Mandy said...

aaaaawwww....>Charlotte went to school!!! I am so happy for you (because time with only one child is good for you and Toby) and for Charlotte, because she seems to really thrive on being social. I am jealous, since we won't be sending Sam to preschool. I've got one more year of figuring out ways to keep him occupied before he goes to kindergarten.

The Spiveys said...

I love her face!! Glad it went well :) We have our first day at the end of the month, yikes!

felicity & nathaniel said...

YAY!! I'm so happy to hear that. :) I was thinking about you guys! Looks like the soonest we'll be able to start W is Sept or November because of registration processing or something... but that'll give us time to wrap up potty training! Let us know if Toby wants any daytime company and we can play. :)

pnarula said...

How old is she?

Julie said...

Charlotte is 3, she'll be 4 later this year. :) Toby and I are enjoying our one-on-one time. It's novel for both of us.

Kat said...

No way she is that old yet!!! LOL She will have a blast!

Leah said...

Awww..! She's so adorable! And I'm sure she loves having other kidas besides Toby (Sorry Toby!) to play with! When's her birthday?

Harmony said...

YAY!