Today was Louie's first day of school and it went extremely well--no tears! He was a bit bashful at first, but was all smiles when we picked him up at the end of the day. With all the illness last week we missed the open house for both Lou and Ben's classes so they aren't able to ease into the year with the rest of the kids.
I think what helped was that so many of the kids from last year are in the class again--Alex, Jonah, Katie, Max, Jose, Katherine, Teddy, and more, if I can remember them. The teachers are Miss Cathy and Miss Jean, and they seem really nice. What appears to be a trend, though, is the "all business" attitude of the assistant teacher. I imagine you need a bit of both with a room full of 18 4-year-olds!
I'll have to scan them in so you can see them, but he already came home with a backpack full of drawings! A cute idea that they did was to have the kids draw a picture of themselves on the first day of school. Lou drew a picture of himself standing in the rain--but with a smile on his face :)
Thursday is Benny's first day and Louie's second day. I'll definitely have pictures of that. I think it'll help Ben, knowing that Lou is right down the hall from him.