But the backpack is packed, lunchbox is labeled, and our big boy is tucked in safe and sound. We've done our homework, so to speak, and now it's time to let it happen.
At the Open House, we also met Anthony's helper, Ms. Nicole. I'm not sure what her official title is- paraprofessional? Student teacher? She's a recent college grad, and being in Ms. Aase's room will be her first "real" job in teaching. We liked her right away too. When she told us she has taken two years of sign language, I just about fell over I was so thrilled. We were worried that no one would be able to understand Anthony's signs, and were still trying to come up with a good way to convey them, and then here she is.
Ms. Nicole made a visual schedule so that Anthony will know what to expect on the first day.
From what I can tell, kindergarten seems to involve a lot of "getting ready" to do things and also going to the bathroom.
Tomorrow Paul and I both have the day off from work, so after we drop Anthony off we'll have the whole day to be neurotic together. What should we do?
I hope all of our little friends near and far have a wonderful first day/week of school.