Yago was excited about his first day of school. If you don’t believe me, see for yourself:
On the way to school, I was taking music requests. At first he asked for Tik-Tik-Tak from one of the Putumayo Kids CDs. We LOVE those CDs! Next, he asked for “crying baby”. Somehow I realized that he was really asking for “Wheels on the Bus.” Don’t ask me how I deciphered that code. We sang along happily all the way to school.
Yago was a little shy when his teacher came to extract him from the car. When I picked him up at noon, yhough he had had a good morning! (And his second day was upgraded to a “great morning” according to one of his teachers!)
He is challenged in this classroom and I like that because it keeps him busy. I am always excited to pick him up after lunch and find out what he did. I wish he would tell me more about his day, but I guess that’s just payback. My mom reminded me about my answers after school every day of my life:
How was school? “Fine”
What did you do? “Nothing”
Did you ______? “No”
Did play with _____? “No”
At least Yago answers more than “No” when prompted, but I seriously have to fish around and name the activities and students in his class.
I am sure there’s a way to extract more information out of my son. I just haven’t it found it yet.
We are thrilled and couldn’t be happier with his new classroom!