Category Archives: School


Sonya had a bit of a rough start to her life as a preschooler-beginnings are always hard, but the fresh start was compounded by a bad cold that made her pretty miserable the second half of the week. However, her teachers report that Sonya is adjusting well. She is unfortunately too small for some of the toys even in the toddler room where she spends her day, so her teachers created a personal, portable “sand table” for her (a plastic box with some sand and toys in it)—just the thing for a girl who loves to dig. She has participated in painting and drawing activities (even though she is too small to comfortably sit at the table with the bigger kids for some things), and is freely roaming the playground. 

She’s also upright more and more- today when I went upstairs to get her in the morning, she was standing up in her crib: a first! Not surprising, though, considering she spent the whole weekend practicing getting up and sitting down. 

No pictures to confirm any of this- you’ll just have to take my word for it. But here she is brushing with her banana toothbrush:



New beginnings

Sonya started a new chapter in her life today- she is now a fellow student at Alon’s preschool. And by far the smallest of the bunch there. From what I was told, there was some crying, especially following her nap. But she was fine when I dropped her off (maybe shell-shocked by all the wailing around her- there were some seriously hysterical kids). Highlights of the day: eating play dough (maybe that was a lowlight- I saw it and its aftermath, and it didn’t seem like fun); digging in the sand pit; and school snack (who can resist?!). 

She’ll find her place there in no time: