In an effort to make the upcoming Kindergarten transition as easy as possible, we have been taking every opportunity to get down there with Shyla and get her used to the new school. Way back in January they had an Open House type event on a weekend to get used to the campus and meet some teachers. Shyla did great - and then we had a nice lunch at SmashBurger!
Then … yesterday our sweet Shyla had Kindergarten Visitation Day! This was a 2-hour event in which the new Kindergarteners got to shadow the current ones and get used to the school a little more. Moms and Dads had a short informational meeting, then we had to leave!
Shyla did great! She was super excited in the morning and ready to go!
We got settled and enjoyed some donut holes while we waited for the others. Then it was time to separate. When instructed, Shyla walked off to the girl's line like such an independent little thing. For a moment I lost sight of her - but then I saw her as she was running back to us, crying.
After a few minutes of consoling, one of the Kindergarten teachers came and got her and galloped away with her! After a few minutes, she warmed up and was fine. This is what she looked like when we picked her up:
All in all it was a great day! They got to play on the playground, were assigned a Kindergarten buddy, and participated in a scavenger hunt. During the hunt they collected stickers and "cougar paw necklaces" from various people on campus.
We finished up with a quick date at Eegees and then on to finished our days! I call it a SUCCESS!