Tuesday, April 7, 2009
On Monday afternoon, Leah took a tour of her new school and even got to sit with her new Kindergarten class for a few minutes while each one of her new classmates were able to introduce themselves and say one thing special about them. Leah was quiet through the whole introductions but did not seem to be scared or upset about the fact that the next day she was to attend for the whole day. The best smile appeared though when she walked in and surprised James' 3rd grade class - she was all smiles when big brother got to introduce her to not only his class but another class since they were in Mrs. Simon's room doing joint work. Once we got home she was all chatty about the visit.
So we kept our fingers crossed for this morning, and it went off with only one hitch. We found out that Leah can be a very, very slow eater of breakfast. Good thing we had already planned on taking her in the car, for she would have missed the bus for sure. When Jeff and her got to school, and the bell rang Leah took the hands of two of her new classmates and walked with a bounce in her step toward Mrs. Moody's class. We had many eyes on her throughout the day and received only good reports, one even reported she laughed at something and the whole class caught onto her contagious laughter. James did big brother and made sure she got on the right bus for the ride home. Jeff and I made sure we were home early to be there when she got off the bus. When the doors opened at our stop, all we could hear was Leah's giggling and then she broke into the biggest smile when she saw us. She definitely had a great day and all our prayers were answered. Her only complaint was her backpack was "too big" so we found an even smaller one of Hannah's that is on wheels, her comment was "better". Leah proudly showed us her two new folders and two new reading books. Then commented that she wanted to ride the bus in the morning too with "Gee, Gee", so I guess the bus it is. Hopefully tomorrow she will move a bit faster in the morning or we are going to have to change wake up time to 30 minutes earlier!