Immediately I knew we were in trouble. The teacher asked the girls to sit on the red X's on the floor and Annika started to lay down and slide around and stand up and dance and stick her tongue out, so on and so on and so on....
The teacher kind of sucked too though. It took 10 minutes for her to call roll. I still don't know if she ever figured out that Annika was Annika or if she was pronouncing it right. I was very surprised she didn't want us to introduce each child to her. I wanted to talk to her after class because a few mothers (one woman there I was actually friends with in dental assisting school!) told me they thought Annika was too young for a class and should wait to start till next year. Which made me sad. I actually cried the entire drive home. The teacher ran out of the classroom the second class was over so I didn't get a chance to ask her if she though Annika maybe wasn't ready yet. I e-mailed the school to see if she could e-mail me back or call me. It's easy for her to tell which one Annika was, the only red head and the only one that didn't follow a single direction!
So yeah, Annika marched to the beat of her own drum the entire class. The class would stand on their toes and run across the room and Annika wouldn't wait her turn, instead she was running all over the place! At the end of class they were all sitting with their legs spread stretching and Annika was laying on the floor sliding around.
I'm sure I'll find out tomorrow if they think Annika is okay to come back to class or not. I'm a little embarrassed to bring her back because she was so WILD compared to the other little girls. We'll see. If she isn't able to come back I plan on taking her to another school for a tumbling class, maybe she can get some of that crazy energy out there!