Sunday, August 29, 2010

First Week of School: A Recap

One week, 4 days, of school are under our belt.

And, it was good, for everyone. The kids are excited to be back in school. EM is loving the all day, every day schedule. So much so, she wanted to return on Saturday and Sunday.

My original plan, when the returned to school, was to clean out closets, finish painting, and bake.

Not a closet was opened. A paint brush was not touched. There was baking, but that was by my children. I had a moment of insanity, and gave them semi-free range of the kitchen Friday night. On the bright side, they did clean up after themselves.

I did spend two days of errand running.

And, I had A.L.L. D.A.Y. Well, at least till 3 in the afternoon. Which is all day, when before my day was scheduled around preschool drop-off and pick-up, and the grumbling tummies of little ones.

I spent one morning drinking coffee, and gabbing with a friend. That morning continued into the afternoon.

Oh, and I may have watched some TV during the day. And, it was NOT Arthur, nor Super Why.

Two children, guess who, received, at least, one correction.

One of those children, guess who, burst a blood vessel in his eye due to some rough housing.

Another child, guess who, had an orthodontic appointment this past week. The verdict: He will need braces, but not for another three years. Oh goody, just when private school tuition kicks in.

Very little homework was sent home. ED came home with a study guide, for a test they will have in a few weeks. That seemed early.

JT had the usual reading, which is easy as it gets. The only problem is to make sure he reads the correct book, and not the whole thing that night.

We, the parents, received some homework. A list of questions, asking us to describe our child, so the teacher can get to know them better.

I've applied to substitute teach in the kid's school district, but will limit myself to their school. Schedule wise, it is the only way it can be done. Plus, filling in for teachers you already know, for kids you know, makes subbing easier.

Let the school year begin. The fun has just started.

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