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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Parent-Teacher Conference

Yep we had our first one today! They've only been in school a month so it seems so early to have one already.

Of course it's only preschool so there's not much to say, but Kayla's doing great in school and having a good time so that was nice to hear! They said she's been doing great with the routine, going to the cafeteria for breakfast (even carrying her own tray to the table). She gets along with the other kids, has no problem with transitioning, follows directions, is curious and inquisitive, not afraid to try anything new. She's the only one who will sing the songs (especially the goodbye song) with the teachers...guess she's not shy!

When we pick Kayla up from the bus in the afternoon she always waves to the bus and says, "bye bus! bye bye! bye bus!" over and over as we are walking down the sidewalk. She looks back and waves and says this as long as the bus is still in her sight. We mentioned this were told she does the same thing in the morning after she gets off the bus at the school. Within a few days the teacher said all the kids started waving and saying "bye bus" so now it's part of the routine...they all stop and do this before bringing the kids into the school...all because of Kayla! My little trendsetter!

On a side note: having a wonderful time with Nisa of course! She was so nice to go sit with me while I had a hair cut and then again she accompanied me to Kayla's optometry appointment (almost 2 hrs!!). Kayla's really taken to her even though she hasn't seen her in 2 yrs and didn't know who she was!

The first day she arrived I was going to put Kayla down for a nap and I handed her a book. At this point she would usually go lay down in bed; but not this time. She ran down the hallway with the book and Joe thought she was coming to get him. He said, "oh ok you want daddy to read to you?" She pushed him out of the way and ran to Nisa with the book...she had to go read to her before her nap!

Kayla's given her a new nickname too. Her first name is Eunice (pronounced U-Niece) and then Nisa (Nee-saa) for a nickname. Kayla calls her "saasaa" most of the time...sometimes it'll sound like 'eeesa though. Saasaa has to have whatever Kayla is eating too...if I give her a piece of deli ham or string cheese she makes sure I give Nisa one too. She brings her books and climbs up into her lap for her to read them. When we were in the exam room at the optometrist and Kayla had enough she was pointing to the door saying "Saasaa!!" cause she knew Nisa was out in the waiting room.

It's been a good visit and Monday will be here all too soon!

27 comments:

Nisa said...

I love Kayla and my new nickname!! I'm glad to be able to do these things with you and her... It's the "everyday" things that I miss doing with you most.
love you!!

Catch said...

Its such a great thing when a good friend comes to visit...but the time just goes so fast and then its time for them to leave. Thats the way it was when my friend came last month.

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

What a great report...you have a star student Michelle. What a terrific conference.

Have a great time with your friend. And if you want can mail you the book after my friend reads it.

HUGS!

Much More Than A Mom said...

Congrats on such a wonderful start in school! Enjoy your last few days with your friend.

Tracey said...

So glad to hear the good stuff. We need more Kayla pics, though!

chelle said...

I have a friend from Canada coming down in November and I am looking forward to hanging out with her but I am just as excited that Becca gets too now that I have read your post!

Lori said...

She's doing wonderful! I also agree on more Kayla pics!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Kayla is the "leader of the group" !!! way to go Kayla. :) Michelle, are your shoulders more relaxed now, knowing Kayla is doing exactly what she is suppose to do during school. :) It is always a relief knowing everything is going well and she is adjusting to the new adventure in her life...She is a "singer" what a great talent to have!!! Eunice, enjoy "my little Kayla" for me too!!!! I think it is wonderful that Kayla goes to you , shares with you and wants you to read to her!! and I know Michelle is thoroughly enjoying the time with you, her best friend...I love your new nickname too.. :) that is a keeper.. Thank you Eunice..Love Mom

Mike said...

Kayla pushed her daddy out of the way?

My 3-year old sometimes pushes me out of the way, too. One time, it went too far. For most part of the day, he won’t let me do anything to him. Pick clothes for him to wear? “Let Mommy do it," he’ll say. Cook him breakfast? Let Mommy do it. Tie his shoes? Let Mommy do it.

I felt bad.

Then it changed.

“Let Daddy do it,” my 3-year old, who was upstairs with his mom, said.

I felt relieved. Finally, I’m good for something.

So I went upstairs. I found my 3-year old in the bathroom. He just made potty, and he wanted me to clean his butt.

Hmm.

Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com/

Anonymous said...

oh I forgot, Yea, we want to see more pics of kayla too... Love Mom

Rebecca said...

What a wonderful post. I am so glad everyone is enjoying your visit. I am sure Monday will arrive all too soon--but you will have many memories of this one.

Pamela said...

She is sure Miss Little personality! How sweet, her nickname for Nisa sounds cute even saucy sounding. lol
A perfect opportunity to have a tea party! :) Glad you are all having fun!

O Mama Mia said...

Oh she is tooo much! How do you contain the laughter??
You're so lucky to have your friend come stay with you! Good times...

Sandra said...

That is so wonderful that you're enjoying your time with your friend, and even better that Kayla has taken to her :)

The school bus thing is just too adorable, what a sweet sweet girl you have ;)

Hugs,
Sandra

The Imperfect Christian said...

I'm so glad your first conference went well! I'm not surprised! You got yourself one heck of a kid there! Way to go Kayla! Set those trends, girlfriend!

K.T. says peace said...

That is wonderful that she is not shy and such a trendsetter!

Jessica said...

I knew Kayla would do great in school! Congrats on a wonderful start to school!!

PEA said...

Wonderful to hear that Kayla is doing so well in school...lol what a little character she is!! I love it! Glad that you're having a great time with your friend and that Kayla feels so comfortable with her...will be hard on both of you when she leaves though:-( Have a great weekend!!

Barb said...

I can tell just by reading Nisa's comment she's a very special friend. I'm so glad for you. Enjoy every moment.

Deb said...

I'm so glad you and Nisa are having such a wonderful time together.

Congrats to Ms. Kayla for doing so wonderful in school. :)

Shelley said...

I think kids really pick up on our vibes - I had a good friend vist recently - one i have missed a lot since she moved to England - and I know she is good with kids but I think the twins sensed something more about her - that she is important to our family even though they have only met her a couple of times in their lives. So glad that Kayla nad you are enjoying Nisa's visit.

It must be good to be reassured that Kayla is more than coping with the challenges of preschool - it sounds like she is thriving - WTG!

Miranda said...

How neat to have your First Parent Teacher conference. Kayla a Shaylee would get along great, they have to meet up some day!

It's great the your friend is staying with you this week. Have lots of fun!

Felicia said...

Woo hoo Kayla! Great Parent-Teacher conference. I am glad her school experience is off to a great start. I'm sure the first of many good conferences!

Pamela said...

Hey girl, just curious, you haven't posted since Thursday...right? Miss you. :)

jotcr2 said...

Sounds like Kayla is doing excellent. She is a little chatterbox too.

Pamela said...

Michelle, just wanted to come back and say "tag ~ you're it"! If you are too busy no problem I didn't know how much longer Nisa would be here. :)

Overwhelmed! said...

Hooray! I'm so glad to hear that Kayla has gotten a great report!!!

That's so great that Kayla has taken to Nisa.