Monday, September 13, 2010

First Day of Pre-K

Since the cut-off for kindergarten is Sept.1 here in Ohio, Andrew and I spent weeks agonizing on whether or not to send Abigail to kindergarten this year or to have her do a year of pre-k.  After talking with lots of the moms that live in the area and finding out that it is the "norm" to hold back the kids with summer birthdays, talking to the teachers who confirmed what the moms were saying, realizing that if Abby went to kindergarten this year she would be leaving for college at 17,  and knowing that she is already growing up too fast and having her gone only 3 days a week as opposed to 5 one last year is a good thing, we decided to have her do a year of pre-k.  I am very happy with our decision!  Abby has been in school for about 2 weeks now and she is loving it.  She is in a 5/6 year old class which is made up of all the kids that technically qualified for kindergarten but decided to hold off for a year.  She loves her teachers and she is making new friends.  Its hard to believe that this is Abigail's 3rd year of preschool and she is attending her 3rd school, in her 3rd state.  I think this year will be beneficial for both of us and I am going to cherish the moments that we are able to spend together.  It won't be long before school is taking up the majority of her time, for now we are going to enjoy our days off together exploring our new surroundings and making memories!

My big girl on her first day of pre-k.

It was impossible to get a picture of the girls together where they were both looking at the camera.  This was the best I could get!

Sitting outside of the school


Susan said...

Definitely a good decision! She is growing up way to fast!

Sam said...

Oh my goodness, Chey, she looks SO SO SO grown up!!! Stunningly beautiful, too, but such a grown up beauty!

The Kendall Family said...

I think she grew after I saw her in KY!! Love her!

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