Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Today was Dylann's first day of "Kindergarten."

If you're wondering why I put the word in quotations, it's because she's in a class called Discovery Kindergarten. It's geared towards children who may be ready for kindergarten academically, but not emotionally or socially. They must also be turning 5 sometime between July and December. It's held at a typical, public elementary school and her class socializes with the other kindergarten classrooms, but instead of the 25:1 ratio, it's 20:1 and the children learn more hands-on with less worksheets to take home. She's also at school for a full day (7:55 - 1:30), 5 days a week. So, it's Kindergarten, but geared towards the younger set.

So here she is, my little 4.75 year old, with her big girl backpack on, heading to her first full day of school.

She kept telling me how excited she was to be going to "high school." I suppose that's how it must seem to her though - being 4 years old, going to the same school as 10 year olds.

hanging her backpack

I tried hard to hold back the tears, but as I gave her that final kiss and told her to have a fantastic day, the floodgates opened.

waving goodbye to me

I can't wait to pick her up later today!! I think Logan misses her too.


Kathleen said...

Miyo - She is so beautiful!!! And such a big girl :)

Kati said...

ahhhh, what a big girl!!

Becky said...

Oh, I love that last pic of her waving -- little Dylann!

Jen said...

Wow, I am so NOT ready for that! Love the pics of her doing the big girl thing, wearing her backpack and hanging it on the peg...must've been so surreal for you! Hope her first week went fabulously well for all of you!

Stasia said...

So ... we need updates on the first day as the rest of us wait anxiously for this time next year. She looked so cute her first day, so Dylann!