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March 30, 2006

Tomorrow...

I am signing Dylan up for Pre-K, sigh...my baby is growing up. Today we were sitting together coloring and I said something about him going to school soon. He didn''t even give it a second though and continued coloring and then all of a sudden, he replied, "I'm sorry Mmomma, I have to leave you soon and grow up and go to school." I just had to laugh, he was so serious. Although I laughed, it broke my heart, in a way I can not describe. I am sure all mothers go through this, when their baby goes off into the world, ok...even if it is only for 2 hours a day, it is a big deal to me. It is too soon, how is it that he is 4 already!? It seriously blows my mind!! So in preperation of pre-K we are working on his alphabet and stuff. Does anyone have any recomendations for websites or good tips to get us mastering this?? Any information would be greatly appreciated!!

3 comments :

  1. Jen: Nothing can tramatize a Mom more than letting her child be off to school for the first time.
    Just keep in mind that YOU are allowing him to spread his wings and soar with eagles. You will rejoice with his home comings each day and be awed with his daily happenings...now and forever.
    How you handle it will make a world of difference in *his* life.
    I was once told: slowly undoing one apron tie at a time does help.
    love ya

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  2. How sweet is your post!! I love it!

    I actually DO have a technique that Lucy has been taught in Montessori school. They use sand paper textured letters (each is mounted on it's own wooden slate) and they trace with their fingers the letters as they say the letter SOUND, not the name, but the SOUND. So A is either "ahh" or "aye" and B is "bah" and 'C' is "cah". She is only 3 and 1/2 and already knows most of the alphabet. Of course she can sing the song too. Doing it this way make the transition to actual reading easier because they sound out the sounds. HTH!! :) :)

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  3. It is definitely hard - Alexa is 3 1/2 and she goes to preschool twice a day for 2 1/2 hours... although it was hard for me to let go, she absolutely LOVES it and has learned so much already, it's pretty incredible!!! Time definitely flies by way too fast... just prepare yourself for that first day dropping him off. =)

    Oh, and as far as alphabets go, we don't do anything on the computer, we have tons of tracing books and a cute chalkboard book that she loves. Have fun!

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