Tuesday, August 26, 2008

First Day of School.



Boston had his first day of preschool today. I was pretty nervous considering how orientation didn't go so good. I went and dropped him off and he seemed happy and excited to be there. He kept telling me that he was going to be a good boy and have "yots of fun." When I went to pick him up I asked his teacher how he did and she said, "oh he did good....but he really gets distracted easily." Um...ok. Then she follows with, "but I guess that's probably pretty normal for his age..." like that's supposed to make me feel better about her first comment. It was just the way she said it....it made me feel like she was saying that that's normal for his age, but really Boston was the only child that really got distracted. So now I am doubting our decision to put him in preschool this year....did I make the wrong choice? I thought he was ready, but maybe he isn't....maybe he is too young. I don't know what to do now....maybe I am just over reacting and taking her comment too personal. What do you think?

6 comments:

Tom said...

Keep him in school. He yikes it!

DJ and Melissa said...

I taught preschool for about a year, mostly 3 year olds. It is very normal for little kids to have a hard time staying focused. I say keep him in school. Its a great chance for him to learn important social skills and the attention thing will improve as well. Besides, he's having fun and you get to spend one on one time with your baby.

da Bergs said...

Is he the ONLY 3 yr old in the class? Usually they do 3 yr olds on tues/thurs and 4 yr olds on Mon/Wed/Fri??? I say leave him... see how it is going come Dec... He looks darling! ...little school boy!

Anna Beal said...

I guess you could say that I see the other side of it. Dejah is now Four and I'm not putting her in preschool. I feel like it is a bit "over-rated". Kids only have one time in their life when they get to just be home with mommy, and just be "kids". They will be in school for the rest of their lives. Of course this is my opinion. Everyone else around me seems to be putting their kids in preschool. I am going to try to teach her myself and arrange play dates with kids, but for the most part, she just gets to be home to play with us. Good luck with whatever you decide. He will be a happy boy either way.

Brandon and Emily Esparza said...

From a kindergarten teacher....keep him in preschool!!! 98% of kids his age have a 5 min attention spam. It gets better the longer they are in school. Plus he will get social skills he needs.

Mandi said...

He looks so big. We toyed with the idea of Marlee too...she is even younger than him. She is on the waiting list for our Head-Start but I can't imagine her being gone that long. It is 3 1/3 hours a day, 4 days a week....we'll see if she gets in.
Give him time to adjust, I think he'll be fine/