Thursday, August 20, 2015

A Week of Firsts

For many this has been a week of firsts...

First days of school...

First time dropping a child off at college, or kindergarten...

First time riding a bus...

First time having their MOM as a teacher...

First time with a classroom of new students...

First time having no children at home, or no children in local school districts...

Or the first time not getting a classroom ready for a gaggle of students...

We've had our fair share as well.

It was Olivia's first day of high school as a Freshman:

Braeden's first day as a sixth grader at a new middle school 
(which has been a bit rough - 
please say a prayer for him and for his mama's heart):

Liam's first day at a new school as a third grader 
in his MOM's class:

(His first piece of work in said class:)
(Maybe his first attempt at brown nosing???)

Macy's first time deciding she's not thrilled with school after all 
and maybe staying home with mom would be better:

And the first time I was messaged from her teacher 
with such a great picture reminder that she's going to be ok after all:


Kathy C. said...

A lot of fun firsts! We had two first days as a freshman. I posted about that on my blog. I deep down knew the charter school was not going to be good for Jasmine's needs, but she wanted to try.

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