It's hard to believe it's that time of year again! I don't know why but September sneaked up on me way too fast this year. We had such a wonderful summer, and I really am sad to see the kids go back to school. Although, I am looking forward to getting back into a routine and maybe a cleaner house too (a girl can always dream, right??)
Samantha started school yesterday. She is in Grade 2 at Kensal Park. Her teacher is Mme Dayton. According to Samantha, Mme Dayton is only substituting for the first week of school. I didn't want to make a big deal of this in front of Samantha, but in my opinion, having a substitute on the first day is not a good thing! I'm trying to be easy-going about this and so far I have resisted the urge to call the school and demand an explanation... We'll see what happens after the first week I guess. She is in a split Grade 2-3 class and has a few friends in her class that she knows from previous years, so that's good. I made the decision to send her on the bus the first day instead of drive her like most parents do, and I'm glad we did it that way because there were no tears shed at the bus stop, which is HUGE for Samantha on the first day!
Brett went to a half day of SK (Senior Kindergarten) yesterday. His teacher, Mme Komaromi, was Samantha's SK teacher two years ago, and she is super sweet. Kensal Park underwent some renovations this summer, and Brett's classroom is one of the brand new ones. It's really nice, and only a couple of doors down from Samantha's class. Brett doesn't go back until Monday, after which he will go every other day, all day. He will ride the bus with Samantha. Brett, the ever-so-studious student, came home yesterday and immediately sat down to do his "homework". After that he spent most of the rest of the day studying his Agenda and asking me how many more days until he can go back to school.
Jesse starts school tomorrow. He is in JK (Junior Kindergarten) at Westmount School, which is very close to our house. We walked over this morning for a Lemonade Party where he could meet his teacher and classmates, find his hook, do some activities and crafts, and enjoy some cookies and lemonade. Jesse's teacher is Mrs. Panopoulos, who taught Brett last year. She is wonderful and we are so thrilled to have her teach Jesse this year. It's hard to believe that Jesse is actually starting school. He's very excited and I'm sure he'll do fine, but it's hard for me to see him start at such a young age (after all, he's only three!) He will go Monday to Friday, every morning from 8:53 - 11:23 AM. Why they can't start at a normal time - say 9:00 AM - is beyond me. But the bell rings at 8:53 sharp!
Once I get my head around three different school schedules for three kids, I'm sure we'll get into some sort of routine. Right now I'm just lamenting the loss of the good old summer days when I could roll out of bed around 8:00 AM and make pancakes in my pj's. Oh well, I guess all good things must come to and end...