Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Payton Goes to Preschool Book


Payton's teachers at school made her a book to help her learn about her routine at school and also so she can see pictures of herself having fun at school (so she won't obsess and worry about it at home). Payton LOVES this book. And, I do think it's going to help her. It's nice because it goes through each step of her day: Mrs. Miller tells Payton "Hello!", Payton puts her backpack away, Payton washes her hands, Payton finds out her important job of the day, They have playtime, etc. It's so nice - and it looks like it took quite a bit of time for them to do it.

Today was school picture day. By the time I had left her class, she'd already gotten in trouble three times because she wouldn't leave the teacher's camera alone. (I didn't realize she was carrying the teacher's camera until the aide told me....don't ask me how Payton got ahold of it - I still call her go-go gadget arms because she manages to reach everything). I'm hoping it's not a rough day for her because I know her well enough to know that she's going to obsess about that silly camera all day. The good thing about this is, maybe she'll get a good picture taken of her! Then, on Friday I take her and Koen for their 5yr/18 month pics. Hopefully they both cooperate :)

I just thought I'd show you the book the teachers worked on for Payton so if any of the younger kids struggle getting into the routine of preschool it may give an idea that will work for them.

7 comments:

Heather said...

oh cool! I still have Caleb's preschool book.. It did really help him anticipate what came next.

Amy said...

I like the book, alot! Avery loves cameras too. I swear those two were seperated at birth. I call Avery Little Miss Fingers, because she can snatch anything in 2 seconds flat.
xoxo
Amy

Every minute counts.... said...

I do love that book. I am glad that the teacher came up with it. I know books about herself are Abi's favorites. She has all of our photo albums scattered over the floor looking through pictures.

Noel

Nicole said...

That book is so cool. How great Payton's teachers took the time to put it together. I will definitely remember for when Emerson gets a little older.

Nancy said...

Great idea! I put the little signs up on Erik's wall about routines, and they made him mad. I think a book format is a much better idea.

KELLY DOMBROSKI said...

Great Book! Its nice to see her teacher go a little extra to help. We use different books with Tyler Most for the trips that he gets excited on. Going to the dentist for the most part. By the way love the Then and now post

Michelle said...

what a wonderful idea that book is! and how nice of her teacher to make it up for Payton!