Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Kindergarten Registration

Things were very exciting for Jordan 'round these parts today.

Today we began the registration process for her to attend Junior Kindergarten this fall!

She's been longing to go to school for months now and loves to pretend like she has homework to do. She'll pull out her crayons and colouring books and sit at the table with Sam and Julie while they do theirs.

Ian and I took her over this morning to sign her up. I'd forgotten how much paperwork is involved!

While I filled out form after form, Ian took Jordan to the gym so they could watch a class and see what goes on.

She was pretty excited.

I was hoping that we'd be able to take a quick peek into the kindergarten classroom before we left. I've stayed in touch with Sam and Julie's kindergarten teacher, Mrs. B, and was happy to see her today. She not only let us peek into the class, but she gave Jordan a full tour.

I'd forgotten about the little desks and chairs.

And the smell of paint and fun.

And different activity stations.

And the little sink for little hands to reach.

She was so shy! I couldn't believe it. I loved watching her trying to take everything in.

So yeah, she's excited.

I have to go back tomorrow with a copy of her immunization record, and then that will complete her registration. We'll schedule a classroom visit for early September and then we wait. And listen to her talk about school. Over and over and over... ;-)

It's strange. I thought I'd be sad, but I'm not. I'm really excited for her. She's ready for something more. We don't get out a lot, so she doesn't really interact with other kids her age except for Sunday school.

Now, once the Fall hits and I have to actually leave her there, that's when the tears will come!

At least I still have Matthew to keep me company!



  1. Oh those milestones are so hard aren't they? I will have a senior in high school and one starting kindergarten in the same year. I am already planning that I will be a basket case (2015)...not going to be pretty! :)

  2. There is something so magical and fun about a kindergarten classroom, isn't there? So cheerful and warm and welcoming! I'll be here for you come September, when you have to leave her at school!