It’s not technically “Back To School” for us; I guess it’s just “Starting School” and McKenzie will be starting in a few weeks! She’s only been in small home daycares since she was a baby so I’m praying this transition will go well. Her safety is my number one priority so I’ll be in constant prayer for her and hope she adapts well; which I’m not too concerned about because she’s a complete social butterfly, unlike me!
As a first time Mom and with this being her FIRST, 1st day, I plan on taking off work (like most Parents right?🤔) so that I can hang around a little bit and make sure she’s ok. Thats probably more for my benefit and SANITY but hey, you only get ONE FIRST, 1st day right? I actually plan on being that pop up Mom since her school isn’t too far from my job..I want the staff there to know I’m pretty hands on when it comes to her and I play no games! Now, I’m also not the naive parent who thinks my child is always innocent so I’m going to let her Teacher know that I’m only a phone call away if needed, but I’m hoping we don’t have those problems!
All in all, I think she’s ready, her maturity level for a three year old is pretty high and academically, I’m sure she could keep up with Kindergarteners at this point..Too bad she just can’t skip right up there..Not trying to rush her or anything but shes going to a Christian school so going straight into Kindergarten would save us 2 years of tuition and expensive uniforms; just saying…
With that being said, how did you chose what school what your child attended? Was it based on where you live or did you chose somewhere out of district? Christian school? Private? Public? Choosing a school is a hard decision especially if it’s your child’s first time going..There are so many questions and concerns. I just want her to be in a safe environment, where she can learning and grow!
Thankfully McKenzie’s daycare teachers have been AMAZING! She is already ahead of the game and recently we’ve been working on writing her numbers and alphabets. You guys only see Kenzie posing for pictures and making videos about hair on her Instagram page and I love that she loves doing that because to me, it’s an outlet to help her build confidence. Not only in her appearance but also in speaking to people; holding her head up and articulating her thoughts. We sometimes have to do multiple “takes” but practice makes perfect, right?!? Sometimes she gets stumbled but I think her little brain is just going so fast so I tell her stop, get your thoughts together and then talk..She’s such a little firecracker! But back to my point; you all see her only on social media but there’s so much more to her personality that you don’t see..She LOVES to help, dance and sing and I sometimes forget she’s only three because of the things she says..
I’m not sure if there is a perfect way to actually prepare for this next chapter in Kenzie’s life so I plan on making her first day really special; I’ll be searching Pinterest for some cool first day of school ideas and tranditions to start..What are some ways you prepared or are preparing your child for their first day of school?