Thursday, October 27, 2011

31 for 21:What Have They Done To Emmie????

Em has been in school for four days and I have a gripe! In a matter of just four days my "baby" girl is looking and acting like a "little" girl! Is this a  legitimate gripe?  Probably not..

Okay so forget the gripe. And replace it with praises for her team at school.
I already see a major difference in her expressive language. No she's not speaking , but she is signing more and verbalizing , and answering questions... in her way, but with a deliberate attempt to answer. She shook her head "no" when I asked her , while she was sitting on the potty, if she did pee pee. She's never done that before. I know in her head she is saying "no", but she has never answered without being prompted.  She is understanding the morning routine, already. And when we get home she gets out of the car and walks to the front door. She has NEVER done that before. She usually just makes a mad run for it, in any direction.  Do you know how nice it is to put her down in the driveway and be able to grab my handbag and not worry about her running into the street. When she leaves school she says bye bye to her teacher... unprompted!!!!! And says Hi to me!!!!

She is happy and adjusting beautifully, and progressing at lightning speed. I guess my only gripe is that my heart cannot keep up.  
 But I am so proud of my little preschooler. But thank God she's only gone two and a half hours a day! 

This is Miss Em's spider!  A brilliant

I know a lot of you out there have little ones that just started school this year. Tell me, did you notice an immediate difference in your child? And it is subtle because I really don't think anyone else would notice these little things that Em is doing.  But to me they are really something to notice. Like walking from the car to the front door. No one else would get that... you know what I mean?? Please share because this fascinates me. I am so excited to see what changes there are over the next few months. 



Bulldogma said...

The Skink has been in school for 3 years now (started when she was 2) and we notice more growth each year. She never ceases to amaze us with all the things she's picking up at school. :D

Me said...

I taught special education at the middle school level for 7 years. Your post makes me very happy. I remember having a few parents, from time to time, ask me after their child started 7th grade (where our middle school started) what we were doing at school that was turning their child into a teenager. Um, surrounding them with other teenagers, and expecting them to grow and mature (and teaching them along the way, of course). It's amazing what kids can learn, and how quickly they do what you're talking about. So, thank you for the post!


Ceciley2007 said...

Cedayne began to progress in preschool too. Preschool has really helped her to go to the potty by herself, push in her chair, throw away her plate, talking,etc..
Trust me, it will only continue to get better! So happy for you!

Lacey said...

Did you say Miss Em does not talk yet? Because Arina has no words, and I didn't think about it until my ped mentioned some speech therapy at her 2 year check up. She signs like crazy. But I feel much better knowing that its pretty common not to be talking yet.