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