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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Dear old golden rule days!

My oldest child starts Kindergarten tomorrow! I can't believe it! Here's why she's not excited about school.

When I told her that school was every day she said, "Every day?! I have to go to school every day?! I don't want to!" When I told her that she can't wear sandals to school she said, "Why?! I love sandals!" When I told her that she has to wear shorts under skirts (which she really hates to do) she said, "But I hate doing that! People will think it's stupid." And when I told her about the school shirts she said, "You mean I have to wear a school shirt every day? That's so boring!" To sum it all up she says, "I don't want to go to school because I don't like all their rules. Their rules are so lame!"

She also thinks school won't be fun because she won't get to play like in preschool. I told her she'd be able to, but really I wonder how much she'll be able to play since kindergarten is only 2 1/2 hours long! Even preschool was 3 hours! I'm completely annoyed with the kindergarten hours in this town. If we'd gotten into the charter school she'd be in kindergarten for 6 hours & 40 minutes! That's too long! But the regular district with their 2 1/2 hours is way too short! It's a joke! Can't there be a happy medium?

We went to Meet the Teacher [Night?] today and I think that meeting her teacher & seeing her classroom has helped her get a little more excited. As we were walking back down the hall to leave she said, "This school is the best, huh?!" I've heard from several people that her teacher is amazing! Callie also has 3 other kids from her primary class in her kindergarten class, plus one of her preschool friends. I think she'll end up loving it. I hope. Although she still insisted tonight when she went to bed that she's not looking forward to school!

These pics are from Friday morning when we went to check out the class lists & find out who her teacher is!

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6 talk to me:

Chelsea said...

at least she gets to go to hualapai and doesn't have to have kindergarten in those little tiny rooms in manzanita!

Brit and Summer said...

I bet she will love going to Kindergarten. Kenadee is looking forward to it. I know I am! Good luck Callie! P.S. We love the butterfly shirt. It looks great on her!

trina said...

what a stinking cutie! she will love kindergarten, no worries there. she's such a sweet kid!

Richelle said...

oh, she is going to love it. it's just crazy that she is in a big school now! so awesome that she has a good teacher to start her off at that school

Janelle said...

I can't believe you have a kindergartener. How did she get to be that old? I am sure that she will love school once she gets past the lame rules. Yeah I wonder why kindergarten is so short. She is so cute!

L Murray said...

I totally agree with the whole short kindergarten thing especially when you have to take/pick them up everday!! We don't live far enough away for the bus, but too far to walk so I have to take my son everyday and when its only 2 1/2 hours and you have napping kids....need I say more!!! Good luck!! I don't even want to think about it yet...school starts in sept!! I think she will eventually love it though!! She is a cutie!