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Evie's Memoirs: Finishing a half year of Preschool

Hi everyone!
My mommy is too busy to blog, so I have decided to blog for myself today.

I had my last day of preschool last week, and I am enjoying vacation.  I wanted to tell you about my thoughts on preschool since starting in January.

It's awesome.

When I arrive, I meet with Miss Amanda, and she helps me walk in to the classroom. As soon as I walk in, people say hi to me.  My friends C and F are especially good at saying hi to me, and make me feel really special.  In fact, they have been greeting me at the car, ready to hold my backpack and hold the door open for me.  

After I go inside, I put my name on the attendance board and then join in free play.   On Mondays, I do therapy with my speech, PT, and OT therapy ladies, and they usually come into the classroom and hang out with me.  Sometimes we go and walk down the hallway with my walker. I'm getting really good at that.

When I walk down the hallway, the older kids know my name and say hi to me.  I guess they recognize my purple walker.  They cheer me on, which is nice.  I went to the park the other day and a bigger kid said "Hi, Evie!"  My nanny had no idea who she was, but apparently she is impressed with how popular I am.

Do you see the pizza sponge? So cool!!!

I love playground time.  I used to cheer for the other kids going down the slide, but now I go down the slide with some help.  The slide is the best fun ever. I sign "more" at the bottom so that they will help me do it again.  I also like to sit in the playground bus and sing "Wheels on the Bus."  My friend K is great at singing it with me. If you ever see me rotating my hands really quickly, I'm probably singing "Wheels on the Bus" to myself.

Circle time is really fun too. One of our teachers reads a book to us and we sign silly songs and do fun activities like play dough and sandbox and kitchen play.  I can now stand at the kitchen sink myself and do everything the other kids do.  My classmates are so nice.  My friend A wrote a book for me about how we play together, and another friend A always gives me hugs at the end of the day. I like her so much that I now sidle up to her and smile at her to let her know it's ok to hug me.

One of my IEP goals is to stack pegs. I'm getting really good at it!
On our last day, Mommy and Daddy came to see me in a little ceremony.  When I saw them walk into my classroom, I was really confused, but happy to see them. I kept turning around to look for Mommy. We sang a couple songs for our parents, and then we each got a decorated paper bag with some of our best art work inside, and I got a certificate from my teachers.  Everyone clapped for me, and I hid my face in my dress.  I don't like clapping. It scares me.  But I'm getting better at not being scared when people clap. I get over it more quickly now.

Mommy took about 20 pictures of me on the steps. I just wanted to grab the paper sign. 
Now that we are on vacation for 2 weeks before summer school, I miss all the activities and the routine!  But it is nice to sleep in too!

Stay tuned for my travels through 4 weeks of summer school!  I can't wait to get back to school! It's going to be a breeze since I know all the routines now!

Happy 4th, everyone!



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  1. After a long break from posting on Facebook, a reading the latest blog of Evie, I can't help but posting this important milestone of Evie! Thank you for praying for Evie!

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