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Julia’s First Day of Preschool

Posted on: August 25, 2011

Yesterday was Julia’s first day of preschool outside of our home. We’ve been “homeschooling” since last year. After taking off for the summer, we started back again at the beginning of August. But this week, Julia started preschool at a local church. Technically, it’s a mother’s day out program, but they offer lesson plans and curriculum for the students. Julia will be going Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-2. On Tuesdays and Thursdays we will continue her “schooling” at home.

I have to admit, I’m really excited for this new adventure for Julia {and our family}. Our family has really been exploring how homeschooling will look for us and doing something along the lines of a homeschooling co-op. With Julia’s preschool, we are getting our first taste of what a co-op could act as for us. Her preschool follows after Wee Learn, which incorporates biblical foundations through play centered activities. Every class has a verse of the day that the teachers focus on. We have the schedule through September and will be using those verses at home to help Julia with memorization.

While it’s very exciting, it’s still emotional. Hannah spent most of the day ask for Julia {quote “I want my sister!”}. When we picked Julia up, Hannah started crying. Julia ran up to her and showered her with hugs and kisses. They spent the rest of the afternoon playing together {and I should note, there was much less sibling fighting than usual – which is a major plus}. Jonathan was with us to drop Julia off and pick her up. He kept asking me while we were dropping her off if I was going to cry. I did get a pretty good lump in my throat, but managed to not shed any tears. However, when we talked about it through out the day, I did get sad. Not because I think this isn’t a great opportunity for Julia, but because I just missed my baby. We have her daily schedule hanging on our fridge, and it was comforting having an idea of what she was doing throughout the day.

Have your kids, or you, started back to school this week? 

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12 Responses to "Julia’s First Day of Preschool"

A new school year is always exciting! As an ex-teacher I’m excited about staying home for the whole school year! Good luck to your daughter; before you know it you’ll be attending her college graduation.

What a big girl! I cried my heart out when I dropped Judah off at school for the first time. Even though I was good friends with his teacher, it was still hard not having him there for the better part of the day. You’re such a great mom and I love hearing how much you love your girls.

What an adventure. It sounds like a wonderful program, but I did get teary thinking about you and Hannah Bear without Mabel. Though, I’m sure it will be so good for everyone! How wonderful that Jon came too, not that I’m surprised you guys are great!

I love how these co-op things are becoming so much more popular. It seems like those decisions are far away for us, but we might contemplate something like that.
She looks so cute with her little sign! 😀 How did she like her first day???

For some reason, this post makes me wish (for the 10000th time) that we were neighbors.

I wish we were neighbors too! Playdates and iced coffee all around!

She LOVED her first day. Talked the entire way home and then some. 😉 I think her excitement was the only thing that kept me from bawling when I dropped her off at her classroom. It’s a little hard to be sad when she is so happy.

My oldest starts back at Mother’s Day Out next week, and we went today for Open House. Like your daughter’s, it is Bible-based and meets only 2 days a week from 9-2. Like you, the days my daughter is not at MDO, we will be doing “school” together. We are praying about whether or not to homeschool our children when that time comes, and I am trying to educate myself about homeschooling. Any sources you would recommend? Blessings to you and your sweet family…

Aww, love the shot of her! So cute! And how precious that Hannah missed her sister so much 🙂

Oh my goodness! She is too cute! Sounds like a good set up with the church too. Any suggestions of churches in the northern austin area? I’m trying to find one I like since i just moved here. Between starting grad school, finding a job, and trying to understand/know all these roads I haven’t had much time to look around.

Susan – great question. Our church, The Austin Stone, does have a campus up north off I35 and St. Johns. I’ve heard good things about Hill Country Bible and Hope Chapel.

Awww, I would totally cry. We are doing a “homeschool experiement” this year, but M says she wants to go to school next year, so we’ll see what we end up doing. So sweet that little sis missed big sis. I think that will happen around here too because the girls even miss their daddy when he goes to work each day. Love the pic too!

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