Joshua's FIRST First Day of School

So I thought that I had another year for this day but because of Joshua's personality we thought that it would be good for him to start preschool. I have been doing homeschooling preschool I he has loved it. He loved the one on one time we had with each other during the girl's nap time. The problem was that he has a hard time concentrating and participating when he is in a large group. So we thought putting him in preschool would be a great opportunity for him to learn how to behave in a group, makes some new friends, and learn to listen to someone besides Mommy. HE LOVES IT!! Yesterday (Tuesday) the first thing that he did was lay out his school clothes for the next day and wanted me to make his lunch. He only goes on MWF so he was ready for school a whole day early. He told me that he didn't want to be late. Due to the fact that we only have one car Joshua goes to all day preschool. James droppes him off on the way to work and then since we pay for the full day we usually wait to pick him up until the last minute so that he can play all day. It is so much fun to drop him off in the morning because he is so excited to go but it is also fun to pick him up because he is so excited to see the family especially his sisters. He comes home everytime and has to tell them what he did that day and show everyone his picturs that he made. Here are pictures of his first day of school. The one of him on the step is a Mansius family tradition. Every child gets a picture of their first day of school on the front steps of the house. We have to decided to continue the condition. Eliza is also getting a lot out of this because she has learned that she can make her own descisions when Joshua is not makeing them for her. Her personality is really starting to come out. I'm also seeing the relaionship with Eliza and Aubrey starting to get stronger. Joshua and Eliza have been so close for so long. They share a room and while they were playing they would lock Aubrey out and tell her it was their room. Joshua going to school has brought a few changes to our house that are fun. We will wait to see if we put Eliza in preschool or not next year but for now I'm doing a little bit of homeschool preschool with her when Aubrey takes her morning nap. Lots of fun!
Joshua's first day of school was September 3.

4 comments:

heidi said...

that's great that he's enjoying it so much. & that Eliza and Aubrey have some alone time together too.

kristi said...

That's the most fun of sending older children to school - the younger children get to exhibit their personalities more. It's really fun to watch them bloom when they're not overshadowed by older siblings (at least that's how it goes at our house). We love pre-school, too.

Lora Lee Lovell said...

Isn't it crazy that life is flying by like this...a kindergartner! Wow! Brienne is now doing 1st grade! I can't believe that I have an almost 6 and Reagan will be 4 soon as well! How did that happen? Anyway, congrats on a kindergartner! Hope you guys are doing great!!

Mansius Family said...

Not a kindergartner yet! Just Preschool but he is gone all day for 3 days out of the week. His bday is in January so he missed the cut off. He does not start kindergarten until next year.