Ok, I'm in regular mode to post...
I wanted to actually comment on your post Laura (oops).
Though we are homeschooling now, Isaac attended public school, and does so now because, well, he is a stubborn thing likes where he is at.
So, in regards to feelings about kindergarten, we went through months of agony. When we would talk about K with family and friends Isaac was all for it, talked about new clothes, books, riding the school bus, making friends, etc...
At home he was hysterical. The bus would forget him, he wouldn't know where to go to the potty. His teacher would be mean. He would trip over his shoes, pee his pants, and on and on.
All I could do was walk through our safety net procedure.
-If you get lost, find an adult (stay inside the school)
-If you wet your pants, tell your teacher (we packed an extra pair forthe first week in his pack)
-The bus will not forget you, if it does, go to the office(we did a tour of the school, so he knew where things were)
-Your teacher will show you where to use the restroom
-We had open house and met his REALLY nice teacher
-We practiced tying shoes for ever and I doubled kotted them most days
So, in short, just make a plan, something that helps Anna feel safe if she is afraid or panicky.
And ya know, Isaac walked into his classroom and said, "Ok mom, you can go now!" I could have killed him!
So, maybe all of our careful planning worked?
I think Anna will do great, afterall, you have started her off with a great foundation of gentle discipline and attachment parenting. She will feel secure in knowing you aren't to far off, that you WILL be there for her when she needs you, and you will be there for her at the end of her day waiting, with open arms!
Did I even get close to what you needed? If not, try again, Isa is pretending to be an opera singer. In fact she has been doing this since Friday!