Monday, August 18, 2014

School Days

 This was a big year for back to school at the Little House.  J is starting 2nd Grade and Miss Kenndy is starting PreK.  Both are starting new schools.  We were all nervous.  I am a planning lunatic and I felt very ill informed going in, but some how we eventually got it all together!

Jaydan's teacher is Mrs. Spivey.  We hear she's wonderful.  He's starting at West Jackson Primary, which we have heard nothing but WONDERFUL things about, but the change in scenery meant Little Man was very nervous.  He'd made some good buddies in our neighborhood over the summer, but none of them were in his class.  He actually cried a bit when it was time to leave and I DIED.  I didn't anticipate that, so it took me by surprise and crushed my heart.  I finally just had to walk out and I was reassured by email that he was fine shortly after.

Kennedy started summer camp at her new school in June.  It went.... alright.  She's resistant to change and slow to warm up so there were lots of tears during drop offs this summer.  So I didn't know what to expect.  Her teachers are Ms. Jessica and Ms. Mallory and I'm thrilled to announce that she LOVES it!  I'm not sure if its the new teachers or being with slightly older kids or what but its a night and day difference!  She was clearly a little nervous, but she did NOT cry and waved me off like she'd been doing school every day for her whole life!

Man, these kids throw you a curve now and then, do they not?  They pretty much behaved exactly the opposite of how I'd expected!  I'm very proud of them both and know they will both have a great year!