It is truly unbelievable how quickly summer flew by! I don't know if time speeds up because I am older or because I have more kids/chaos in my life but it seems like yesterday that I picked Jack up from his last day of Kindergarten. And today I not only have a first grader, I have a first grader and a preschooler!
Jack was a little nervous about school which is typical for him. He always loves it once he's there but has apprehension before the first day. Plus, he has reminded me numerous times this summer that he "HATES writing!!" Luckily he doesn't really hate writing, he just remembers kindergarten in an exaggerated fashion for some reason. He remembers sitting at his desk and "working" the "whole day!!" I'm pretty sure they played legos, ate lunch, snack, went to music, played outside, went to PE, etc. but this is what he has in his head. So I think he will like "working" once he remembers that so much of it is fun. He has lots of friends in his class. He has the best teacher (funny how we always hit the teacher jackpot at CCS! Wonder if it's because they are all so great? :) ). And his comment on his classroom was that it is "amaaaaazing!" He was especially impressed with the laptops that the students use. I am a bit emotional today as I think about going back into the routine of missing him all day every day. But I am so proud of my smart, brave little guy and can't wait to see what he learns and accomplishes this year!!!
Graham was not nervous about school. Graham has been counting down the days until he would be at the "big school with brother" for months. He really does just think he is big time now I guess there is no reason to be nervous when you know your big brother is right down the hall. I love that they get to be together! It is going to be so sweet for Jack to walk down and pick up Graham at the end of the day for carpool. Graham is only going to school on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the whole day. He has Ms. Donna whom we know well from church already and she is just wonderful. His assistant teacher is Ms. Nancy whom I did not know but have heard so many good things about! Today was just a half day for orientation. Graham enjoyed learning his "morning jobs" like where to put his backpack, lunch, folder, etc. He also liked reading to Max, who is a bear that lives in the classroom. :) They played with playdough, visited the music room and library, and just got generally acquainted with everything. He can't wait to go back on Tuesday for the real first day when he will get to bring his lunch and rest on his mat. I think school will be good for my sweet Graham. Just can't believe he's already there! Boo Hoo, Yahoo!