Killian's first day at Montessori school seems like it has been in the works for so long, dating back until when we toured all 3 of Charlotte's public Montessori schools in early 2012, and then began a search for a home based upon the walk zones for the 3 schools.
The best news I received all year was his acceptance letter this spring. Since then, any communication I receive from the school would make me emotional. Killian didn't love the school he attended this summer and had said several times, "I wish I could go to Montessori school now." He has had favorable impressions of Montessori ever since he visited a classroom just before he was 3. He loved all the tools and manipulatives he was able to use.
Highland Mill Montessori's logo:
Last week Killian visited his classroom at his open house and was so interested in all of the materials.
Today was finally the day! I asked him if we could stop to take a picture, and he was a little embarrassed, and asked if we could wait until the moms (all noticing that it was his first day of school and making "awww" faces) finished walking by, but he humored me and said "cheese." Then he told me, "We should have done that at home, Mom," which is definitely something a kid in elementary school would say!
Oh my gosh. Tearing up again now! Is it 4:15 yet? I can't wait to hear about his day.