Last year, August 2011, Emme Claire started her first year of preschool. She was in the Little Lambs class, 2 to 2.6 year olds (they separate their classes by every 6 months and I love that!), at Paddington British Private School in The Woodlands, TX. She went Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 12. She really enjoyed going to school, loved her teachers (Mrs Sandra and Mrs Fabi) and was so glad to make new friends (like Isaac, Layli, Paige, Abby, Carter, Hannah, Victor and more)! She learned so much in the 6 hours a week she was there. I was very impressed and proud of her!
These pictures are from Emme Claire's first day of preschool last year. It's amazing to look at the difference in her from a year ago. She looks like a baby compared to how she looks now. She is growing up so fast, way too fast!
She was so excited on her first day last year! I remember how when we pulled into the school parking lot she told me, "Mommy, I go to school, you stay here!" lol She is so independent! Even then at 2 yrs and 4 months old!
This year she began her second year at Paddington. She is in the Butterfly class, 3 to 3.6 year olds, and goes Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 9 to 3. Her Butterfly teachers are Mrs Polly and Mrs Federica, they are both very nice and very educated ladies. I know EC will learn so much from them. EC has been very anxious for school to start back and was super excited on her first day of school! She now goes for 18 hours a week. She has 6 hours of preschool, 3 hours of ABC's/123's club, 3 hours of Computer club, 3 hours of Science club and 3 hours of Music and Dance club. This is sure to be a fun and rewarding year of preschool! We are at the end of her first week and she seemed to love all her new teachers and classes.
By the way, she is wearing one of her school dresses from last year. I bought her some new ones for this year in the next size up but the ones from last year still fit so we are going to continue wearing those as long as they fit. Last year the dress fell below her knees and this year it is above her knees, she is getting so tall. She did have to wear new school shoes, she outgrew the old ones. :)
Here she is with one of her teachers, this teacher speaks Italian, English and Chinese. Pretty interesting. Last year, both her teachers spoke Spanish and English.