We made it through the first week of school and now we are celebrating the long weekend with a “no-plans” weekend. :) Other families are off on exciting Labor Day vacations, and we are cozying down in PJs with the weekend comics and a big mug of tea. That’s the way we roll.
I had a fairly easy transition into my teaching, with just one class the first day, no classes the second day (but lots of learning about the tech at school), and four classes each the last two days of the week. I was exhausted Wednesday night (my no class day!) and feeling nervous about the next day with four classes. I put the kids to bed early and myself to be immediately after them. Thursday rolled around and the day was great!! Four great classes! Friday was the same. I’m sure they won’t always be great, but I’m super happy about how the first week went. :)
Eve is enjoying her new mixed class with all of the kids in one room. It’s a big group of students and teachers, but so far she’s happy. She also got an award for showing Caring, Safe, and Responsible behavior all week long. It’s a new program they started this year and Eve was thrilled to be one of the first students to get it.
Lex made it to school happily each day. He has homework now that is often online, so we need to come up with a way to keep track of that. In the past homework was on a piece of paper that could sit on the table until it was done, but now he’s a big kid and things are changing. He had a field trip to the lake where they did team building activities and tie-dyed t-shirts. He had fun.
Everyone is happy to go back next week… after a three day weekend!