|First day of daycare for the year - 8/21|
M3 will be at daycare in the afternoons on those days. She's in the 4 year old room, which often combines with the 3 year old room during the day. However, last year she told us that at times the 3 year olds had to go in their own room because they weren't old enough for the things that the 4 year olds did at that time. She's excited now to be in the older group! The first day back I walked her into her room and her best friend from last year shouted her name and told her to stand in line by her. Then she said, "Catie, this is my new friend. She'll be both of our friends now." It was as if she hadn't missed a day!
|First day of elementary school - 8/26|
M.G. has moved up to a new building this year. I am a little overwhelmed by it all, but she's doing a wonderful job. She bikes to school with some neighbors, which is going very well. She has a locker for her coat, but they don't keep anything else out there and they aren't locked. She has to type her own lunch number into the computer instead of giving the cashier a tag with her number like the elementary kids do. There are twelve (!) 4th grade classrooms! There is a 4th grade orchestra that she is really, really excited about.
M2 has said that first grade is fun. I think they spend a lot of the first few weeks of first grade learning the rules again. He has been excited about library, gym, and the other "specials." He has the same teachers for those classes as last year. Papa bikes him to school in the morning.
|M4's first night in the big guys' room! - 8/29|
|First day of preschool - 9/3|
She and I drop M4 off at daycare so that he is there for breakfast and then I take her over to school. Those little minutes of driving before and after preschool are so fun - she always has something to talk about. She was a little sad about drop-off on Friday, her 2nd day, but last year at daycare she had a day or two like that at the beginning too. I think it is just a little blip as she transitions from summer to being gone for those days.
|Can you get more excited than this?|