This week the girls had their last kindergarten orientation visit. I can't believe they are nearly ready for big school!!
I was a little worried about how orientation would go as it was a class visit - which involved Ashlea going into the classroom. On her own. Like a big girl. I was even more concerned when I asked her that morning what she was going to do at Big School that day and she answered "Cry".
She kept her promise.
Before the classroom visit the current kindy class did a song and dance for the new students. All the new kids and parents loved it....all except for one. It was too loud. There was a meltdown. Emma's class were watching the performance from somewhere else within the school and Emma turned to her teacher and proudly said "I know who's crying - that's my sister!" She was right.
Fortunately Ashlea recovered and went to her classroom and met her teacher and some classmates. She did really well and told me afterwards "I have a good time Big School". When I arrived to get her she appeared to have everyone wrapped around her little finger - she had managed to find a toy duck to hold and had everyone singing Old McDonald Had A Farm. Audrey also went to her class and had an absolute ball. I am so happy with the teacher she has - she is lovely and gentle and encouraging - just what Audrey needs to bring her out of her shell a bit.
We're all very excited about the start of school. Oh wait - maybe that's just me???