First up was this kid... and Junior High at that! A scary, daunting time of life. And one I'm pretty much terrified of as a parent. He was ready and excited and confident. I was a mess as I dropped him off at school at that big, scary Junior High which is full of all kinds of goodness and fears at the same time. Oh man this was a tough one!! Trevor takes him to schools most days and he rides the bus home (we are the first stop and for some reason the take-home bus is a little less wild and crazy and he doesn't mind it...thankfully).
Addison starts school an hour and a half later. She was pretty pumped to be starting the 4th grade! She's a pro at the ins and outs of the elementary school now so she didn't need much help.
Rylan didn't start Kindergarten for another week, but both boys put on their back packs so we could walk to school with Addison on her first day.
It was a loooooong week waiting for Kindergarten to start, but it finally came and this kid couldn't be more excited! I was nervous about the switch to all-day, starting this year (boo!) However, since I volunteer in the classroom once a week, I can now see that all day Kinder does have it's advantages. The kids have plenty of time for art, music, and PE instead of having 2.5 hours to only work on required curriculum. Rylan's teacher does amazing pretend play stations, art projects, and singing time. I love that it's still an extension of preschool in that respect...like it should be. But I do miss this little guy during the day!
Walking buddies, to and from school!
And then another few days later our last "first" day of school for this sweet, new preschooler. We love his preschool which Ry and Addison attended as well. He was so happy to FINALLY have a turn to be at school. Such a sweetheart looking like a such a big boy! How is it that my baby is now in preschool? (And how in the world is it possible that I have 2.5 hours, 3 time a week, without any kidlets at home?! It's crazy (and awesome).