Friday, September 10, 2010
It's that time of year again and I've got 2 babies off to big kid school....
and one in preK. When did this happen, I swear the snow just melted and we were heading merrily into June's warm days?? I have to admit, I'm pretty darn excited for them all though, they're excited to be back. However, before even beginning his first day Max explains that he doesn't like school because he doesn't want to do homework. I then asked him, "well don't you like to draw, write and color?" "yes, but.." "well, Max, that's the sort of 'homework' you get to do in Kindergarten". He got to be the teacher's helper on the first day of school, leading the other kids in talking about what the weather was like, what the date was etc. Overall, given Max's temperament (strong willed, slow to transition/warm up, highly sensitive) he is doing a fantastic job in school so far. Olivia, enjoys her class though is really a bit meloncholy about her first week in a different classroom, with a different teacher and different classmates. She misses her 1st grade buddies and who wouldn't miss Jane, I miss Jane! Absolutely fantastic teacher, I had the pleasure of volunteering with her every Thursday afternoon all year last year. I'll be spending 1.5hrs in Max's class (with Ms Lisa) and in O's room with (Beeman) every Thursday morning, I look forward to getting to know their new teachers and new classmates.
Nyla, sigh. Well we, amidst typical beginning of school chaos, rushed around like chickens with our heads cut off to rush to her class to find dark empty rooms. Apparently preK starts next week. We wrote out trip off as a time to spend dancing, singing and giggling in the car...Nyla's got some smooth moves to Biddi Boddi Biddibu.
So here we are, a week into the school year and nary a complaint (well, except for Max's 'dont' want to do homework' complaint...I'll have to get creative with his homework I'm thinking).
And to conclude tonight's story on little big kids and their school adventures, Max asks me during out pillow talk time "Mom, will you do more homework with me tomorrow morning?" "Sure buddy, I'll do some homework with you <3". I knew it wouldn't take long for him to come around.
'Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.' ~Ronald E. Osborn