Thursday, August 26, 2010

We have a Kindergartener!

I know I haven't blogged pretty much the entire summer, so I will try to do some catch up. It is so hard to keep track of everything going on, but I really do want to document a few things and funny sayings from Chianna. Pictures will be coming soon. (I hope!)

We are so proud of our "big" girl! She started kindergarten on Monday and only had one melt down on Tuesday, but all the other days have been fine. Monday and Tuesday I was able to walk her into class, on Monday Myke came too and we got to meet her teacher and see her classroom. On Wednesday, I could only walk her in up to the front gate and then they have teachers and safety patrols to escort her to her class. I think she has to do it by herself starting next week! We will see how that goes - her class is not too far away though and there are no twists and turns.

For me, that means back to the car line, waiting to pick her up for 30 mins every day and fighting lots of traffic inside the school to get in and get out. Arghhh . . . . not fun!

We have also started back up therapies again! I am happy to report that we have been accepted to the state insurance program - which is much less money than HMOs and is designed to cover her therapies and other special needs! It's such a relief that I don't have to go through the stress, anger and lies of companies like Aetna ever again!

So here is the great little goodie bag and note that Chianna's kindergarten teacher sent home:

Soon you will be starting Kindergarten. It is an exciting time and maybe a little scary - even for the teacher! I put together this "Kindergarten First Day Kit" to help you get ready for the big day. Take a few minutes to have mom or dad tell you about the special meaning of the items in the bag and tell them how you feel about starting kindergarten. I am looking forward to getting to know you. We have lots to learn and do together. See you on the first day!

Kindergarten First Day Kit:
Starburst: You will be a shining star in school if you smile and always do your best.
Penny: To remind you that you are a valuable member of our class.
Sticker: We will always STICK together and help one another.
Smarties: You are going to learn SO much in Kindergarten this year!
Eraser: Remember, it's okay to make mistakes. That is how we learn.
Hershey Hug: We all need hugs now and then. If you need one, let me know.
Lifesaver: I am here to help you. Don't be afraid to come to me if you need something.

This kit was simple, but really means a lot to us!
It's gonna' be a great year!


Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

We got a similar kit for the sweet. Congrats to Chianna and to Mommy and Daddy too!

Tammie said...

What a great idea! Chianna's teacher sounds like a winner to me. I can't wait to hear more about her experiences.

Tracy Antol said...

What a great teacher. You're lucky to have a such a gem. I hope this year is wonderful for all of you