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Holly D Gray9 Comments
Today was Caleigh's first day of class. Today was also my first day of class. I have to say it went very well.

I decided to go with a "preschool in a box" curriculm and I honestly couldn't be happier. This means that everyday comes neatly wrapped in a bag with all the materials you need and everyday has a lesson plan. I was running around making copies, laminating and stressing out before I found the box set. It is SO worth every penny just in materials alone much less the worry of what to do everyday. I was concerned that the majority of the activities would have to be so modified to Caleigh's needs that it wouldn't be worth it, but I was wrong. The lesson for today only needed one adaptation for Caleigh. Only one. This is a regular preschool kit. I'm sure there will be more, but nothing that we won't work around.

Caleigh paid attention the entire time. She seemed interested too. Today we learned about circles, the color green, identifying her name {which she can already do}, our family tree and apples. We went to the library earlier this week and checked out books related to the subjects. We read a few of those today. The entire lesson took almost 2 hours if you count a potty break and some music time. Caleigh was worn out by the end and I was too. I'm sure it will get easier for the both of us once the routine sets in.
I was a little nervous about what to do, when and how to make transitions. I think once I got the hang of it things went smoother. I actually had tons of fun teaching. I'm not as scared about screwing up my child's education as I was yesterday either. Just jumping in and getting your feet wet is the way to go.

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