Wednesday, August 12, 2009

And We’re Off!

Double checking the map and schedule 2

To a brand new school year, that is!

Today is the first day of Middle School (Oh, my) for my oldest.  He had to get up at 5:30!  This was him checking his schedule and map of the school one more time before he left. 

We (I) spent some time yesterday charting his class schedule as well as adding color and labels to a school diagram so it would be easier for him to see at a glance where he was, and needed to go.  I think he’ll do just fine.  :) I must say, I was pretty proud of my work!  I should get an “A”!

Fifth grade

My middle son is in the fifth grade this year!  Although he knows his new teacher some because of past extracurricular events, he was still pretty nervous.  This was him down at the bus stop.  Although you wouldn’t guess it from this picture, he woke up this morning with enough energy to make a sprinter jealous.  I’ve said several prayers for his teacher, already!  Lol!

Seriously, I have no doubt that this will be one of the most enjoyable years of his schooling so far.

I can’t wait to hear how things went when they both get home!

So, what am I doing with my time today?

Trying to catch up, for one.  The last few days have been hectic, and the house has been neglected.

But I’m also starting preschool for my youngest.  Preschool at home, that is.  We’ve made a desk area by the window seat for him to work.  It’s close to my computer (but separate from my desk, where he usually camps out).  So, potentially, we can both be working at the same time.  Who knows, I might even get to post more often!!  :) new desk areaThe surface is a piece of countertop I found at Good Will for three dollars.  The shelves are an upturned Citrus Punch box (with it’s cardboard dividers) from Aldi’s which I spray painted the outside of.  We’re not talking fancy.  Just practical.  We’ve had fun stocking the area with all kinds of fun school supplies!    

The Lego Clones and Firemen are standard issue to Preschoolers in this house.  In case you were wondering.


Anonymous said...

This is the same thing I am doing, lol! I am looking for her a "school desk"!


Christina said...

All these milestones! I hope your school year goes super-well this year.