Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A great end to our drama-mama day.

Oh, this is my second post of the day, but I could just not wait to tell y'all that K- has a new classroom. The Principal called at 1:15 PM to let me know that K- has been switched to Mrs. H-'s room and that we could meet with the teacher after school to check out the room, move supplies and get to know Mrs. H-.

Oh, the room is beautiful, bright and ORGANIZED! I'm sorry to say that K-'s other classroom wasn't terribly inviting, it was overly cluttered, the materials were old and it generally didn't seem to have that happy school learning feel about it. I told Mrs. H- how gorgeous her room is. I said that it feels so much bigger! Her comment, "Well, I like things organized and I'm not a fan of lots of clutter." (Apparently, she knew exactly what I was talking about.)

Y'all, a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. Her new teacher is LOVELY! She has taught for 22 years, is caring, loving, but firm. (The combo that K- needs.) And for all those wondering, yes, I will be able to sleep tonight. I feel great about school now. Both my husband and I feel so much better about the move. It wasn't anticipated by any stretch, but in the end I believe that it was the best thing that we could do. Kindergarten is the foundation of school. If the foundation is rocky or unsettled, that sets a tone. We want K- to be excited about learning. We don't want her to feel uncertain about the day and who is going to greet her. A bonus to the move? She has two of her preschool friends in her classroom with her.

Thanks for the love and support. I appreciate it more than all of you know.


An Aquarian Mind said...

Nice LL Bean on her back! She'll grow into it faster than you can blink!

Glad to hear that she was moved to a better classroom. I could hear that sigh of relief in your typing tone.

Rach said...

Hallelujah! :o) You know *my* thoughts on the subject. ;o)

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Glad that it all worked out and that she was moved. Chronic illness? I feel bad for her, but that's just too difficult for little children to understand. Older Boys Kindi teacher was AWFUL. If she was still at the school we would have never sent the Little Man. It really turned M off to school. It's important that they get a good start. Glad that she is.

Michelle said...

I'm so glad it all worked out and this seems to be a much better placement! Look at your big girl heading off to school with her backpack - ready to conquer the world! :) Hope she has a great year!