Friday, August 22, 2014

Adeline's First Week of Pre-School

Adeline started pre-school this week!  I can't believe I have an almost five year old!  She goes to the school at our church on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8am-3pm!  In the past she's only done one day a week of Mother's Day Out and it's only 9-2, so this is a big change for us.

Our church school is called Shiloh Christian School and they are the Saints.  It goes from pre-school all the way through 12th grade.  On Monday morning we had "meet the teacher" and Adeline and I went and met Ms. Ruble and dropped off all her school supplies.  Then that evening Jon and I had to go back to the school for a parent meeting.  I cried all the way home from that and the rest of the night.  I can't believe my baby is growing up!

This was before "meet the teacher."

Then on Wednesday, she started school!

They have guidelines on what they can wear, but not extremely strict.  She can wear any solid color polo-type shirt, and khaki or navy shorts, pants, jumpers, or skirts.  Of course my child won't wear any pants or shorts, so we only bought skirts and jumpers.  She chose a pink polo with a khaki skirt for her first day.  She has to wear socks and closed-toe shoes, so this was her choice for Day #1.

She was very excited before school, but got a little nervous once we got in the classroom.  

But it wasn't long after I dropped her off that I got this picture from a friend telling me she was all smiles.

She hopped int he car that afternoon grinning from ear to ear telling me how much fun she had.  Praise the Lord!  He DOES care about our every day details!  She told me her favorite part of the day was "writing with my new pencils."  She also told Annabel to stop arguing with her because she learned at school that you're not supposed to argue.  Hmm..I only say that about a million times a day!

I took her out for pink ice cream to celebrate a successful first day.

It helps a lot that she has several sweet friends she's known all her life in class with her.

She woke up early on Thursday because she was just so excited to get back to school.  Thursday is chapel day, so she had to wear the school chapel shirt.  She told me her favorite part about Thursday was nap time.  Hah!  However, she also told me she didn't nap, just laid real still and quiet.  One of the things people were telling me that had done pre-school before was that their kids would come home super exhausted and cranky.  That hasn't been the case yet, with Adeline.  She has been happy and sweet pretty much all evening long.  She does fall asleep as soon as her head hits the pillow, though.

She was singing a song about the days of the week all evening long and getting the right order.  Jon and I have been working on that for several weeks now.  So thankful for a thriving learning environment.  Their chapel lesson was on King Solomon's wisdom, but she didn't have much to say about that.  :)

And on Fridays they can wear a spirit shirt.  A spirit shirt constitutes just about anything with the school name or monogram on it.  We went with this cute pencil shirt with SCS monogram this week.  Her Tiny made her an ADORABLE cheerleader spirit shirt, but we felt pencils were appropriate for the first week of school.  

She told me this morning, "I want Anna braids for my hair today, please"  I never have much time in the mornings so I said, "How about just pig tails?"  
Adeline: "NOOOO! They will think I look funny if it's just pig tails.  Please do Anna braids"  
Me: "Who will think that?"
Adeline: "My teacher & my friends!"

I can't believe that business has started already, but I know it's to be expected.  

At the end of the day on Friday, she told me her favorite part of today was gluing.  She also recited to me a book about a cat wearing her school shoes and cracked up laughing the whole time she was telling me about it.  

I'll leave you with our conversation on the way home from school:
Me: No school tomorrow...
Adeline: (gasps) Why not?!?
Me: Because tomorrow is Saturday.  It's family day.
Adeline: Then what is the next day?
Me: Church!
Annabel: We are going to have family time!!
Adeline: Ok, but when do I get to go back to school?!?

Praising Jesus that she loves it so much!


  1. So sweet!!! I'm so glad that she's loving school ;)

  2. So Cute! I wear uniforms at school too (I live in Philadelphia Pennsylvania). If only my uniform was as cute as that!