Today was Charlotte's last day of pre-K. It also happened to be "costume day." The kids had earned a reward, and one they had decided on was a dress-up day. Their teacher, Mrs. R, was sort of reluctant to put that pressure on everyone the last day, but one of the kids reminded the rest of the students, so she was kinda stuck.
That's okay, it gave Charlotte an excuse to dress up as a pirate again.
This year was a GREAT year for Charlotte. I think I have blogged about it before, but I was really conflicted on whether to push her into Kindergarten this year or have her do a second year of Pre-K. She needed the second year to kind of reinforce all the school rules, and to get extra PT/OT services without it disrupting her academic schedule too much, but I was worried she'd be bored. As I had predicted, she went into the school year reading a few words, and finished pre-K a proficient reader. Well, proficient for a 5 1/2 year old. But Charlotte really needed the extra time to bake. And the extra time with the low student to teacher ratio you get in pre-K. She had three amazing teachers this year who all helped her grow immensely.