It's not like this is new for me, with 3 sons that loved kindergarten, but this is different... Sophie and Sage have only been home for 2 years, that's less time then they've spent in the orphanage. They had a great experience in preschool, but it was much shorter, a lot of fun, with a one-to-one ratio- hard to beat that. So this will be a big jump for them. They have done great at home, they know their letters & sounds, their phone number, how to tie their shoes- basic 5 year old stuff, but because they've had each other, they've held on to their Cantonese longer, had some twin language, and at first spoke what I call Cantonenglish :)... Now they speak pretty good but often leave off the ending sound, we're working on articulating. Although they've grown a lot, they are so small and cute (barely on the charts). I can't help but wonder... Will they understand their teacher fully and communicate well? Pay attention to the teacher, not to each other? Get lost in the crowd? Make good friends or cling together? They are smart and social girls, but still a little rough on the edges from their past, along with fears of being left. Will they feel comfortable and trust that we'll come back? (They are a lot better with this, but have never been left this long, 5 days a week). Sophie asked me to wait outside the door for her tomorrow.
Although they've done well, I'm sure this will be a big step for them and can be difficult. I'm so glad they have each other and they know how much mom & dad love them!! I'll be helping out in that classroom for sure :)!