Last week, when I picked up Landon from preschool his teacher told me he would be Student of the Month for October. My heart soared as we talked about what we could put on his special board that would highlight him for the month. Favorite trip photos, nicknames, likes/dislikes. I was so excited for him!
We’ve been going to this preschool for over year now and the kids really seem to like it. They have a curriculum but I think it’s a little more laid back than other preschools. There is plenty of free time with toys and a dress-up area and they play outside a couple times a day. The outside play area was a big deal to us because my boys love the outdoors and I wanted to make sure it had nice equipment and room to play.
They do lessons a couple times a day. Landon practices writing and I think it’s the hardest thing for him. He still has trouble holding his pencil/crayons correctly so it makes it difficult to write clearly. He says, “I can’t” quite a bit but the teachers reassure him and lead him through it. I think he just needs time and a bit more confidence.
He is always the big helper in his class. He picks up after himself and other kids and helps put out the supplies for any projects they do. He sits nicely and listens to story time. He pays attention to what the teachers are saying. I’m so proud of the little boy he’s becoming. He’s still sensitive at school but at home he tries to run the show!
I just wish he minded at home as well as he does at school
Because Landon was born August 8th he missed the cut-off to begin Kindergarten at age five. He will be one of the kids that begins at age six and I’m beginning to come to terms with it. At first I felt really left out because a lot of my blog friends have kids his age that are starting school next year. But he will be the oldest and the biggest in his class. I think it will be good for him.
We’ve decided to put Landon in a more structured Pre-K class next fall to prepare him for a school schedule. I’ll be sad that we have to switch locations but we think it is for the best.
Regardless of any special month where he is highlighted – he will always be my Student of the Month!