5 Dollars

My life as an at-home momma of 3 amazing kids...it's kind of like shoveling snow in a blizzard.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

It's the first day of school!












We gave up on finding Keithen's glasses after 3 days and got him a new pair at Lenscrafters yesterday in 2 hours. (They sell glasses for kids under 12 years old at half price!) Thankfully, they had some round "Harry Potter-ish" ones so he was happy.

We went straight from the eyeglass place to "Back to School Night" at Keithen's new school. He has 3 other students from his old school in his new gifted class. That should make the transition easier for him. He said he recognized a few other kids from the summer class he took as well. We got to hear a little about how the classroom will operate and then had snowcones.

This morning is the first day of school for both Keithen and Kaylee. We took Ruby to Grandma and Granpa Dollar's and dropped her off there with cousins Tyler and Mitchell at about 8:00.

Then Kaylee and I took Keithen to his new school. He was all smiles and seemed very excited. I know he's really looking forward to this new school year! He only goes for a half day today and then starts the regular school schedule tomorrow. I'm already committed to go help in his classroom one day next week.

After that, Kaylee and I went to a one hour meeting in her Kindergarten classroom. She seemed to be floating on air when we walked to the car to drive from one school to the other. After listening to the teacher talk about rules and procedures and stuff to the parents, Kaylee asked me "when do we get to do the fun stuff?" I promised her that the "fun stuff" would start tomorrow. Her teacher seems very open to a lot of parent participation in the classroom. I'll probably try to start volunteering for her once the grandparents return from Alaska.

Kaylee and I came home for an hour after her meeting and then we'll be headed back to pick up Keithen and Ruby. Hopefully he'll have good stories to tell about his first day.

5 Comments:

  • At 12:31 PM, July 20, 2006 , Blogger Granny said...

    School in July? Are you on a year round schedule? We used to be with track on, track off but it just wasn't working and most parents hated it.

    It was the school's attempt to deal with overcrowding by having only 3/4 of the kids there at the same time.

     
  • At 2:20 PM, July 20, 2006 , Blogger Carissa said...

    Our district offers year round or traditional, depending on which school you choose to go to. Both Keithen and Kaylee are in year round. I really like the schedule. They basically go 9 weeks on, 3 weeks off through the school year and then they get about 6 weeks off in the summer. There is less burn out and less "re-teaching" of stuff at the beginning of the year. Since our vacation schedules aren't the same as many other schools, going places like the Children's Museum or zoo, etc. on breaks isn't as bad too.

     
  • At 3:44 PM, July 20, 2006 , Blogger dakotablueeyes said...

    OMG are you kidding school already. They don'tstart over here until August 17 or somewhere near it

     
  • At 5:25 PM, July 20, 2006 , Blogger thordora said...

    Wow-I wish I would have had that system when I was a kid. 2 months was too long. That's awesome!

     
  • At 11:02 PM, July 21, 2006 , Blogger Granny said...

    I think our summer vacation is too long but our year round didn't work out.

    The kids were off in the nastiest parts of the year and stuck in the house. Some of them missed almost all of the summer. Yours makes more sense.

    24 days and counting.

     

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