Monday, August 18, 2008
After two long years of rigorous preschool, Pearl is now in Kindergarten. Pearl's school is just a few years old and this is the first year that the Kindergarten classes will go a full day. Shown in the pictures with Pearl are two friends from daycare and her cousin Faith, who were all returning to school for another year.
Mom and Dad went to class with Pearl for the first day to go through orientation. There are 18 kids in her class, 2 are semi-familiar faces (at least the parents are).
It appears that there are about 3 kids in Pearl's class that don't speak English (we live in a community with a large migrant population) and the teacher doesn't speak Spanish, so that should be interesting. There are four other Kindergarten classes at this school, and I suspect there is a much larger percentage of Spanish-speaking children in those other classrooms.
After some playing, the children were asked to sit with their parents through the orientation. Pearl kept slouching (falling out of the chair-slouching) and shifting and yawning. I hope it gets better. The other kids seemed to be paying more attention than Pearl, or at least they weren't overtly bored. Here's to a great year!!!
Posted by Lori Lynn at 9:00 PM