Out of Town

We moved 1000 miles away from our friends and family and just had a new baby....

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

First day of school

Today was my son's first day of pre-school. Even though he has had a babysitter since he was young, and was in a program last year, it was still a special day and a milestone. He was so excited about his new school clothes, backpack, supplies and teacher. He really had a great time.

His teacher made today a short day, and the parents came with the kids, so it was low stress and tons of fun for them. The classroom looks great, there are a bunch of centers and everything looks really organized. I am really impressed and I think this is going to be a great year.

Here is a picture of him from this morning....

You could tell which moms had kids in school for the first time by the presence of cameras. I guess by number seven, the first day is not quite as exciting and momentous :)

Here is another picture from this morning in the classroom

Of course, school is not cheap (it is a private school afterall), but I think it is going to be worth it. He has a qualified teacher who has a plan for how and what to teach them, with realistic expectations of 4 year olds. No, they won't be memorized sefer Bereshis, but they will be learning about good middos, mitzvos, torah, tzedakah, and ahavas yisroel.

I'll keep everyone updated!


Blogger SephardiLady said...

So adorable. We can't wait to see you. :) :)

August 30, 2006 7:31 PM  
Blogger Neil Harris said...

Very exciting. We have a kid starting Pre-K next week.
I hope you son loves school and get the positive thing that many find "out of town", such as tolerance for other types of Jews, a since of the responsibility and gift of being a Kiddush Hashem, and an appreciation for the good thing that bigger communities offer (seform shops, yeshivas, more boys like him wearing kippahs and tzitzis, and the option of not cooking dinner EVERY night...) I write from experience.

August 30, 2006 9:39 PM  
Blogger themarykaygal said...

He won't be memorizing sefer Bereshis??? Why not? Come, on, he's FOUR already! :) Just kidding! Great to see pics--- what a cutiepie. Sounds like a fun school--- can't wait to hear stories!

August 31, 2006 1:23 AM  
Anonymous Esther said...

It's very funny what you said about the camera. I have a ton of pictures from the first day of school last year, but when he went back this year we didn't even bring the camera. (And to be honest I was even a little bored with the 2 hour Meet And Greet. Of course, the othe mommies must have agreed because only two others stayed.) Cute pictures and looking forward to how much our boys will be learning this year.

August 31, 2006 6:39 PM  
Blogger mother in israel said...

Mazal tov!! We are sending our 5yo to "gan" for the first time too.

September 01, 2006 5:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice- I'm sure your boy will do well. There is something special about the teachers in those early grades.

September 08, 2006 8:36 AM  

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