Thursday, August 13, 2009

More Stories from Kindergarten

Reagan is having a bit of an adjustment period at kindergarten. It's understandable since I am a stay-at-home mom; she's never been away from me like this. She's never had to pay attention or sit still for so long and for so many days in a row. She came home last week with several notes about her behavior-from the weird to the normal 5 year old things.

But I think today took the prize. Today when I picked Reagan up from school, the teacher told me that she is having a very hard time sitting still. During story time she got so tired that she decided to do yoga. Her teacher said she was doing a little upward facing dog pose. Well, we do yoga a lot here in the Wilhelmsen house, so that I could understand. I very calmly told Reagan, "Honey, we don't do yoga during story time." And then the teacher said that during Board-instruction time Reagan was so restless that she put her legs out. As the teacher turned around she tripped over Reagan's outstretched legs. Thankfully the teacher did not fall on Reagan, but she was pretty annoyed that she tripped over a child.

So, Reagan is not all the excited about school. I keep praying that this is just a phase and that she'll get used to it. I think she enjoys it once she's there, but I do hope these behavioral things clear up as she acclimates to the school day. At least I hope the tripping of teachers is over.

4 comments:

Charissa @ The Stromski's World said...

That cracked me up! Oh Reagan! I promise she will adjust. She has a stronger personality than ou think and she is just trying to figure things out. Maybe you could try a small conference w/ you, Reagan and her teacher, just a thought.
-Did she have any issues when she was a preschool last year? I know it was a way different environment and on a different scale, but...

chandy said...

It sounds to me like her teacher just needs to get acclimated to Reagan doing some warrior pose during circle time. I think that would solve everything.

"Intentionally Katie" said...

These stories just get funnier and funnier every time I hear/read them...

You should teach her "crane." I think crane in storytime would be very relaxing.

http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/468

Heather said...

I don't see why doing a yoga pose during storytime is such a horrible thing. Was she still listening quietly? I thought it was normal. ;)

Than again, take everything I say with a grain of salt. Last night at a discussion group, I was getting restless as we watched a small DVD clip and kept fighting the urge to do pilates to get my mind off my fidgety limbs so I could focus better...