Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Kindergarten Registration

It was a BIG day several weeks back -  Evie is registered for Kindergarten and I only cried a little bit. My sweet girl is so excited about her new adventure and talks about going to kindergarten  

Evie is ready and I will be ready by August.

As a teacher, I think this might be harder for me because I know what is about to happen! My baby girl is going to grow up right before my eyes. Not sure I am ready for that but it is going to happen.

It was the first time I even walked in the school - the same school that we bought this house for, the school that I never imagined we would even live here long enough for Evie to attend. It's a wonderful school with neighborhood kids. 

The doors with the keypad gave me the chills - doors that have been changed due to horrible acts of violence. While, I am happy that security measures are in place and that the school is safe for all the students. It was a reminder of how much daily life in schools has changed since I was a classroom teacher. I remember lots of lock-down practices and doors were always secured. Name tags marked school personal at all times and elaborate sign-in systems monitored activity in the school. It's a whole new world now!  I filled out about 200 forms and brought certified copies of every document imaginable. 

Evie's school is about a mile from our house and she will ride the bus. Henry will really be ticked off when Evie rides away on that big yellow bus. Evie is counting down the days until that big yellow school bus stops for her to climb aboard!

I am praying for a wonderful teacher that loves children and understands that children matter more than test scores. A teacher that does not expect a classroom full of robots! A teacher that allows me to come in the classroom and volunteer. Evie is a teacher-pleaser and will do just fine with any teacher.

Life keeps on changing and this is going to be a huge change for our family! It's going to be exciting to watch Evie embrace kindergarten. 


  1. As a Kindergarten teacher that is so exciting, but as a mama it's hard! I've seen how much my students have grown this year, so it's tough thinking how much Avery will change. I'm trying to be thankful that she is ready and able. It will be a fun year for our girls!

  2. Love the pictures! She will have so much fun. Rowen starts preschool in the Fall and I already get a little teary eyed thinking about it!

  3. I can't even imagine the emotions running through your mind at this big step! Such excitement...but sadness too. I know Evie will do awesome...and momma too.


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