Thursday, July 31, 2008

Kindergarten Ready

I took Kylie to her kindergarten testing appointment on Wednesday with her new teacher, Mr. Plott. She got to see her classroom, the seat where she would be sitting, and where she would hang up her backpack. I filled out a ton of paperwork while Kylie tested with Mr. Plott, who does not look like your typical kindergarten teacher, by the way. He's tall, kind of barrel-y, and has a pony tail! I have to admit I was a little nervous about this guy, but he seems to be really nice and I've heard a lot of really good things about him.
Anyway, he was really impressed with her reading skills. He mentioned that she reads with good voice inflection, and not in the monotone of younger, just-starting-to-read readers. He said she was confident, smart, silly, happy, and laid-back. (All character traits she inherited from her mother. He-he. Okay, she probably got the silliness gene from her father.) He also said that he asked her what her favorite book was and she told him that she didn't know because there were too many that she liked. Does that not just tell you that she loves to read and that she reads a lot?! She'll be put into an advanced reading group with some other kids who are reading as well. I was so glad to hear this, because I didn't want her to be bored while the rest of the class was learning the letters and their sounds.
She is so excited to finally be able to go to school next week. However, seeing her excitement makes me feel a little sad...My little girl is growing up, stepping out of my secure, little nest into the big, sometimes scary, world. It makes me proud, too, to see that we've prepared her to where she wants to try something new and is not afraid to do it. I'm so glad she's got a good start in reading. I hope she can be successful in everything else, too.
Here we go, Kylie!


Maggie's Mom said...

Wow! Kindergarten all ready. It's so hard to believe. Sounds like she's going to be just as smart as her mom is!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Kylie. Nana and Papa are so proud of you. You are truely a reflection of your dad and mom. Enjoy your first day of school and remember to call us and let us know how your day went.

Chelsea Wakley said...

Oh yeah thanks for the comment. I am so glad you are a blogger. Saturday was so fun to see everyone. We should get together more often.

Crazycozartclan said...

I never understood the moms that stood and cried when they put their kids on the bus for the first time until I was one. Now I get it! She'll do so great. Haley LOVED playing with her on Saturday whe should get together more often.