Today was the day .. you could say ‘the anticipated day’ or ‘the dreaded day’, depending on Evangeline’s mood at the moment …
The event is known as kindergarten screening, where ‘soon to be’ kindergarteners come to Fairview and spend an hour in the classroom while being observed by the teachers as they play and interact.
When Emma first starting talking this up with Evangeline, our future kindergartener heard ‘screaming’ not ‘screening’. After all what context does she have for ‘screening’? What is screening?
So, when Emma first asked, ‘Evangeline, are you excited for Kindergarten screening?’
Evangeline replied, ‘Screaming!!?? Kindergarten screaming?!?! Why are they going to scream? I’m NOT going to that!!’
She’s been terrified of it ever since!
I had fun sharing that with the principals and kindergarten teachers at the parents meeting!
When I picked her up she was pleased to report, ‘No screaming .. just playing!’