My fair Ruby started Kindergarten this month and it's been a wild transition for all of us but, from what I can tell, she's enjoying it quite a bit. She is in a dual language program so she's does English for half the day and Spanish for the other half. I took her in the first day and when it was time to leave she said, "You are leaving me here by myself?!?" She looked a little worried but when I went to pick her up that afternoon, she had a huge smile on her face. Auntie Kathy and I went to get her the first day and started pressing her for information.."What did you do? Do you like your teachers? What was your favorite part?" When asked about her least favorite she said, "This part!" We got the hint and shut up. Otherwise, she seems happy with it. The first week or so, she was total Grumpy Gus upon arriving home but I think she's just been exhausted. This has, thankfully, subsided as she's gotten used to it.
The second week was on to full day - 9:30-3:30 and her first times riding the bus home as well as to school. Lucy and I walked her to the stop that Monday and she just got on that bus like she owned it. Lucy cried for her sister and we both had a little weep on the way to daycare. On Thursday, I got the call from daycare that she hadn't gotten off the bus that afternooon. WHAT?!?!?!?!?! So, a call into the school and 20 minutes later, Ruby was located, having got onto the wrong bus. Woops! I asked her if she was nervous. "No" she said, "I just told the bus driver where my stop was."Evidently, I need not have worried! I am so proud of that girl.
After school cone WITH sprinkles
First day of school!!
In her classroom, ready to start the day