Parents prepare to send children to kindergarten
by Hawkins Teague
Apr 17, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
When August arrives, many parents will have to go through an experience they all (especially mothers) dread: sending their babies to kindergarten.

Kindergarten registration took place at the elementary school building last Thursday and some mothers were predictably nervous, although those feelings probably won’t fully blossom until the end of the summer.

Hilary Washer brought her daughter, Isabella Alexander, for registration. Washer said Isabella was the first child of hers to enter school, although she has two younger sisters and one younger brother who will have to go one day. Although it was a little scary, Washer said it could be worse.

“I went to school here,” she said. “I don’t think it’s quite as bad when you’re from the area.”

Shelly Lewis, a Trigg County Middle School teacher, was on hand with her son, Trevor. Although Trevor is her second child to enter kindergarten, Lewis said she would probably still be sad.

When asked if it might be easier for her than other parents to manage since she would be on the same campus all day, Lewis said, “I don’t know, maybe. But it will still be sad because he’s growing up.”

Principal Ann Taylor told her she could join the rest of the mothers for their annual “Boo-hoo Breakfast,” in which the mothers eat and console each other on the first day of school.

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