We needed to switch him to four mornings a week for the Spring because my mom went back home and I will be teaching Monday through Thursday, but even though it's more school, it seems to make things a bit easier... A went four mornings in a row last week and day 4 of this week will be tomorrow. He still whines once or twice while getting ready in the morning, but happily jumps in SleepyPapa's truck, walks to his room without protest, and only once his dad says he needs to leave, tries to pretend he's crying. In the afternoon, he tells me school was fun, but adds here and there that the teacher is "not nice", for good measure. (I think he knows he has to say something negative to support his whining). And... even though she's "not nice", he can't wait to show her his new shirts in the morning!
|A concentrating at school|
The bottom line is that four days a week seems to work better because it's more of routine, and there's no guessing whether it's a school day or not.
Overall I am really happy with our decision to send him to this little school, and I look forward to several more years there.
How old was your child when you first sent him/her to preschool? Did they cry? When did they stop crying?