Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Mandatory First Day Pictures

As I said, we started school this week.  I can't believe how the time seems to go faster and faster as each year passes.  I can't believe the rough year we had last year is growing farther behind and it's really been almost a year out now.  And I'm looking forward to the year, with all the twists and turns it will most likely hold.  Most people "look ahead" at New Year's, but for me, as a teacher and a parent, the start of the school brings about these feelings of nostalgia and promise that often as spoken of in January.

And here are the promised pictures... my how they're getting so big!

Olivia began middle school this year!
Her first day of Sixth Grade!
She LOVES it!!!

Braeden started Third Grade this year.
That also means he's at my school now.
(Our Elementary District has 3 buildings: K-2, 3-5, 6-8)
It also means he's literally across the hall 
because of the room he was placed in.
After two days I'm not sure if that's a good thing or bad.
He's constantly hanging on me and hugging me when he sees me.
Normally great, but in school, 
not so sure it's going to fly if it keeps up.
Hopefully it is just a phase.
He loves his teacher, but had a rough day yesterday where they butted heads most of the day.
Praying for a great year!

Liam is redoing Kindergarten this year.
With his past of trauma and learning deficits 
he's definitely behind his peers in these areas.
We're hoping this second year will help him 
catch up in many areas 
and give him the edge in years to come.
He thinks his teacher's great and is excited about school 
(for now anyway!).

Praying each of my blessings find their way this year 
in a positive manner.
They will each have different struggles.
I can only hope the resources they've been given 
to navigate these waters
can be the guide they need so that we all have a banner year!


maureen said...

I hope you have a great school year! My daughter Katy took Kindergarten twice, she just wasn't ready for first grade the first time around. It was the best decision I have ever made where my kids are concerned. (Aside from adopting them!!) *Smile*

Christie said...

Oh my gosh! They are getting so big! Please forgive me for not stopping by often enough!


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