positive kindergarten experience

Posted on: Fri, 09/07/2007 - 10:45am
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Hi All,

Just wanted to share about my son's first week of kindergarten.

We are sending him to a small, private Catholic school in our neighborhood. Kindergarten is full day and includes a snack time (from home) and lunch. I have been a nervous wreck all week.

Of course, I met with the school nurse and teacher beforehand and went through our emergency plans. They have been WONDERFUL. There are 2 kindergarten classes and the other class has one child with a PA/TNA and another with a gluten intolerance.

The teacher read my son's class a book about nut allergies the first day of class and explained it thoroughly. I also spoke at the parent orientation.

Well, the parents have been very receptive to all of this. One even came up to me tonight and said her kids (she has twins in the class) want to sit at the peanut-free table at school so they won't let her pack pb&j anymore for them. She thanked me b/c she said they've learned so much about allergies this week and not sharing food. I couldn't have been happier. Also, tonight there was an ice cream social at school that we were able to participate in like a "normal" family.

In addition, the teacher only will allow a fresh fruit or veggie for morning snack. It's awesome!

I'm so tired this week b/c I've been so nervous and haven't been sleeping. I know I will sleep better tonight.

Just had to share b/c there are lots of good people out there willing to learn ...especially kids! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the whole year goes this well.

Thanks,
LJ

Posted on: Fri, 09/07/2007 - 11:54am
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That is awesome! I wish we could go to an Ice cream social like normal people! We go, but just make our own at home and pack them in a cooler.
Good luck for the school year! becca

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