I've gone through last year's school uniforms, salvaged what we could and bought what we needed-a few shirts, new shoes, socks and undies. I have one set of school supplies left to get. I haven't gotten Lylah Grace's supplies yet. I will get those on Monday. But even if I didn't her
On top of that, I have a middle-schooler this year. The way our small school is set up, the elementary is on one side of a courtyard and middle and high school has been "on the other side". Another teacher(who also has child/children Alyssa's age) and myself have been joking about our kids going "to the other side" as if it's some dark, dangerous place. Completely joking, of course. But in a way it is completely new territory for us and for them. Things are different at this age and on. I can't believe I'm the mother of a middle school student. Ugh, how do mom's do this...watching their babies growing up and getting ready to be adults. It's hard for me, I have to admit. But I better suck it up because I have a feeling it's going to get harder before it gets easier.
And then there's David. He is going to be in Pre-K. He will soon be coming home writing, and reading. Our 4 year olds know how to read pretty well before they enter Kindergarten. By our, I mean our school/preschool. He had already begun putting simple sounds together in the 3 year-old program so I am so excited to watch him blossom this year. I have a feeling that at this time next year, I won't be quite so excited to watch him go to Kindergarten...sigh...I can't even think about it *tear*.
And lastly, Ava. I was getting letters from her teacher last year that she was being sassy, and not obeying. We tried to work on obedience over the summer, and I hope that we made some progress. But (and I'm definitely not one to make excuses for my children) that child has a personality unlike any of our other children. She's precious, of course. But she's also...uuhhmmm....spirited...yep, that's what we'll call her. So I look forward to seeing what this year holds for her as well, as the three-year old program is much more structured than the two-year old class she was in last year. Nevertheless, they all have teachers who love them and I know we are all going to have a great year.
Now, I'm off to write lesson plans, paint classroom walls, hang bulletin boards and various other tasks to get my room ready. I had to change classrooms this year....blech!!