Monday, August 17, 2009

First day of Kindergarten

IMG_6405b a Today I took my sweet little girl to her first day of Kindergarten, OMG!!! Maisie has been so excited and this morning was no exception. She couldn't wait to see her teacher Miss Nancy, her classmates and she was also looking forward to seeing her gymnastics friend Kaity. Kaity is in first grade but Kindergarten, first & second graders have a combined gym class which meets first thing Monday & Wednesday mornings and Maisie is looking forward to it so that she can be with Kaity and Kaity's Mom Joyce, who's the phys. ed. instructor.

When I dropped Maisie off this morning I carried in all the required school supplies and Maisie found the desk with her name on it and sat down ready to start her day. I asked her for a snug & a hug and she jumped into my arms, gave me a big hug & kiss, told me that Mummy always comes back and then basically pushed me away. I put her down and she sat right down at her desk waiting for Miss Nancy to give her some paper & crayons. With a few tears in my eyes I left my little girl at big girl school!!

Maisie looked so tiny compared to all the "big" kids in her class. A few of the children are just on the brink of turning five, most are already five and there's at least one girl who will turn six before Maisie even turns four in October. Maisie does so well with older children and I know that she's going to thrive this year.

I've added Maisie's pictures from her first days at Wee School back in 2008 & 2007. I can't get over how much my little baby has grown, look how tall she's become!! I'm so excited for Maisie and just can't wait to pick her up this afternoon and hear all about her first day.

IMG_6415 b Here's Maisie with her friend Kaity, ready to start their first day of school!

8-26-08 c Maisie one year ago on her first day of Wee School.

8-28-07 d Maisie two years ago on her first day of Wee School.

18 comments:

  1. OMG, Kindergarten! My little man, who just turned 4, is attending pre-pre K :)

    Good luck Maisie!

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  2. I can't believe my little pumpkin is at big school now. Only one more year until she starts first grade, the time has gone so quickly. See you when I get home sweetpea. Baba

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  3. Where has the time gone? You and Eammon are wise parents,and she is so smart and beautiful. What a wonderful day!

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  4. Wow, kindergarten. Amazing how fast the time has gone. Such a tiny little thing, now a big girl. How exciting!

    Cheers,

    Kiy

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  5. That's awesome Maisie!

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  6. I can't believe it!!! Kindergarten! Wow. She looks so cute. Love the matching outfit with her friend. She sure has changed over the years! Hugs for mom, sometimes kindergarten can be emotional for the one left home.

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  7. I hope you do not take this the wrong way (as I mean nothing bad/mean about it)..I am just wondering as I know all states are different but how is she in Kindergarten if she is only 3..
    When I first read this I thought how in the heck did I miss her whole year of 4s..lol
    She LOOKS adorable on her first day of school:)

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  8. Anonymous11:14 PM

    I was wondering the same thing about starting Kindergarten at 3. In our state the have to turn 5 by December. My 4 1/2 half year old has one more year of pre-k. Hope Maisie has fun. She sure looked excited!!! So cute in her little skirt!

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  9. Absolutely not, that darling little girl is not starting kindergarten...it can't be. Oh dear, well I hope she has a wonderful time!

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  10. Seriously... OMG! I cannot believe that she is old enough for school (Liliana is only 3 1/2). Wow! Time sure does pass by quickly. I cannot wait to hear all about her first day at school.

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  11. Anonymous3:44 PM

    Maisie sure is darling little girl, but kindergarten at age 3? I don't get it.

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  12. Anonymous5:54 PM

    Maisie looks absolutely adorable. I work in kindergarten in the mid-atlantic region and I have to say, she wouldn't even qualify for k next year due to her october birthday and our very strict cut-off date of august 31----keep an eye on her, not so much academically, but more importantly her social readiness.

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  13. Anonymous6:34 AM

    I'm a K-3 teacher for many years and I don't understand why Maisie is in kindergarten. There are many factors to consider, besides academics. Her size, social development all play a big part in this decision.

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  14. How adorable. Is that their uniform?

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  15. Finally catching up on blogs now... our move is making me crazy! But...Oh she looks so cute! I can't wait to hear how her first day of school went. I'm also interested in hearing how you got her in K? Did she have to take a test to get in? We wanted Rachel in K this year because she has already completed a year of preschool and we think she is ready... and she turns 5 in two weeks (missing the cut off date by 2 days) and yet our school district won't let her enroll... So we are starting homeschool K next week!

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  16. Anonymous3:52 AM

    Your little Maisie is just adorable! I have such an enjoyable time following your blog, reading about your family activities and especially seeing your darling photos.

    You and Eammon seem to be wonderful parents and you inspire me to want to adopt a child in the not-too-distant future. You guys are a beautiful and loving family!

    I wish Maisie much happiness, fun and lots of learning in kindergarten. Bravo to you and Eammon for deciding what is best for your daughter and giving her the opportunity to try out kindergarten if she is ready.

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  17. Anonymous3:06 PM

    "I'm a K-3 teacher for many years and I don't understand why Maisie is in kindergarten. There are many factors to consider, besides academics." Holy bouncing tenses Batman ! You're obviously not the English teacher are you ?

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  18. I LOVE looking at the comparison photos!!!! She's getting so grown up!!! (she definately ROCKS plaid!!!)

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