Getting Ready

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I picked Roozle up a little early from school yesterday. Instead of the usual struggle to convince her to leave, I asked her if she wanted to go play at her new school’s playground for a bit. She starts there in September, but has only been to the school once, so she was thrilled. It helps that it’s in the same neighborhood as her current preschool.

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The playground is too big for her in lots of ways, as it wasn’t designed for the pre-kindergarten class, of course, but she found lots to do and squee at. We were there almost an hour and she cried when we left, so it was a success.

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Because she will probably be at this school until 5th grade, I love the chance to capture these moments of her smallness exploring. Hopefully this playground won’t still be there the whole time, but still. I think she will enjoy seeing her small self at the school when she’s bigger.

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We also found all kinds of trash and tiny drug bags at the playground, so I may have found my first project at the school. The school and playground are empty and unused in the summer with a likely playground cleanup before school starts plan in the works. I’ll find out.

Do you remember starting a new school as a kid?
Have your children transitioned to a new school?
What did you do to make it easier?
Is your child transitioning this fall?
Are you ready?

Author: Casey

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