Our school district was able to start in person kindergarten with small groups. We decided to have Sloane participate because the protocols seemed acceptable and it seemed like a good start for Sloane to ease into the demands of school, including wearing a mask for longer periods of time and being away from us.
On the first day, she was so VERY excited and kept saying ‘I am going to real live kindergarten’. Soren was a little jealous and kept saying to Sloane ‘You no going to kindergarten. I going to kindergarten. You a big kid and I am going to school.’ Soren insisted that he needed his backpack too and has worn it every day since. Soren and I walked Sloane to school on her first day. They have dots 6 feet apart to stand on while we wait for her teacher to come get them. Sloane’s group is 4 students including her. Mrs. Morrison came out, said hello, asked if they were ready, and away they marched. I had to ask Sloane if she wanted a hug- she was just ready to go!
Soren lost it after she left. He was missing Adam that day already and Sloane leaving was devastating. He kept saying he wanted Daddy. And then I had to carry him home. At just under a mile, it is too far to have to carry a three year old! About 3/4 of the way, he finally let me put him on my shoulders. It was very strange to just have one kid around! At first I kept looking for Sloane. But it is just a little over 2 hours of school on Mondays and Tuesdays so it flies by.
This is Sloane’s 4th week. We have really been enjoying it because it eliminates all live class time. She has a handful of assignments to do each week on her Chrome book and she can mostly do them without help. It is impressive how she has learned the icons and buttons to complete her assignments.