Valentina’s First Day Back to School
And the last one to have a first day back to school is Valentina!
She started the four year old program today which is a VERY big deal. This will be the preschool year that determines if she goes on to kindergarten next September OR continues with a second year of Pre-K. A lot to determine in a school year.
If you remember we kept Gabriella in preschool for Pre-K. There were two factors with her, her November birthday and social development. She needed that little bit of extra time to develop her confidence and it really was the best decision for her.
Valentina has a June birthday and if we go by birthdays – she could easily head off to Kindergarten a year from now. We shall see what this year brings for our girl. The difference in her schedule from last year to this year is that she has a three day program that also adds an hour and lunch. Last year she had a three hour program that met twice a week without lunch.
Valentina’s a very confident little lady. She is ready to go back to school. She is ready to see her friends and get back to her routine. She is ready to conquer the four year old program!
So much has changed for this girl from age three to four. Just look at the difference in her picture from last year! Last year she was great the first half of the year, but then after the holiday break, she wasn’t so happy about school drop-off. There were a lot of mornings with tears and now she COULD NOT wait to get back to school. A whole lot of confidence in just one year.
FAVORITE TOYS: Barbie
FAVORITE FOOD: Cracker, cheese & pepperoni sandwiches
FAVORITE MUSIC: Top 40 – Taylor Swift, Trolls soundtrack, Moana soundtrack, VBS CD
FAVORITE STUFFIE: “Baby”
FAVORITE SNACK: Snyder’s cheddar cheese pretzel pieces
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Puppy Dog Pals (Disney Jr.)
LOVES TO DANCE!
LOVES to play dress up, wear jewelry, and have painted nails!