We survived the first week of school!
Since that rocky first day, Rachel has done just fine in first grade. She has managed not to hit anyone else. She's played the triangle and maracas in music class. She's made some new friends. She aced her very first spelling test. And she thinks Mrs. H is "the best teacher ever!"
Katherine goes to school with Steve and rides the bus to her building, moves between classrooms and teachers for different subjects, finds her way around the building with 400 other 5th and 6th graders, does her homework in class, and rides the bus back to Steve's school at the end of the day. She thinks 5th grade is fabulous and hops out of bed ready to go every morning. She's delighted to have a wider diversity of kids in her classes and is looking forward to teachers asssigning "real work". She is also madly in love with the accessories of intermediate school - notebooks, binders, agenda book, photo ID. Her only complaint has been that orchestra is a zoo - with 60 kids trying out stringed instruments for the first time, I'm sure it is!
We are all enjoying sleeping in and taking it easy this Labor Day weekend, but when Tuesday rolls around, we'll all be ready to go back to school.