Wednesday, September 1, 2010

First Day of 4k

Today was Nathan's first day of 4k. He goes half days to an elementary school - it is a big school for a 4 year old.  They don't get lunch, just snacks. I brought his snacks and treats for when they celebrate birthdays (there was one today). I stuck a sticker on his back that read: Allergy Child. Since it was the first day, I didn't want the teachers to forget about his allergies. The drop off was good, no tears - from either one of us.

When I picked him up, he was happy and said he had a good day. He told me all about their day and he got to eat one of his cupcakes at snack time.

In his folder there was a note to all the parents about a child in his class with a peanut allergy (Nathan) and that the class was going to be peanut free. The school asked for parents to bring treats without peanuts or nuts, to make sure they wash their child's hands after handling a peanut product and how to select peanut free snacks. I know the note was sent out because of my child -  the teacher told me Nathan was the only one in her class this year. I eat peanut butter around him, he doesn't have a reaction unless he eats it. He also has so many other allergies and egg is most serious.

I am happy the school is aware, but I don't want to inconvenience others.


April said...


We had a similar note from Meadow's class. It made me think of Nathan. I was happy that the teacher was making the classroom friendly for all the students and trying to be proactive to minimize any risks in her classroom.

Chase's Moma said...

My son's teacher this year (3-year-old preschool)banned peanut butter in her classroom. She apparently sent home a note, I didn't get one, about not sending things with peanuts in them. One Mom asked about chicken from Chic-filet b/c her husband works there. I'm like you, I hate to inconvience people, so I left it up to his teacher and she feels more comfortable this way. The other day she wiped his face with a baby wipe and it caused "welts" I'm guessing hives, so she just gave him some Benadryl. I love that she's comfortable enough to give him the Benadryl when he needs it. I also love that she's always asking me questions about what he can and can't have (his last teacher NEVER brought it up). The other day, they were going to bake a cake, but she was concerned about the eggs, I told her he could have a bad reaction just from coming in contact with them. She decided to do the cake on a day he wasn't there (he only goes 2 days a week). Sorry this turned into a novel, lol! I really enjoy your blog :-)