On Friday morning I dropped the kids off at school in the car line and let them walk to their classrooms. This was the first time I dropped them off from the car line instead of parking and walking them to class. Katelyn and her cousin walked together as their classrooms are fairly close together and Jacob walked alone because his classroom is across the way.
My heart hurts a little bit every day that I send Jacob off to school. He's a big boy and we've all been very excited for him to start Kindergarten, but I am also a little sad/anxious about my baby boy going off to full-day Kindergarten every day. He spent a year in preschool, but that was a few years ago and he didn't go to school last school year - he hung out with my mom, sister, and niece.
Jacob was put in timeout on his second day of school. According to him, it was because he didn't stop dancing when the dance party was over. He claims he didn't hear his teacher.
Katelyn seems to be adjusting well. This is her third school in three years. I'm so very grateful to God that Katelyn never had any anxiety about it. I'm sure it helped a lot that one of her classmates from last year transferred to the same school this year and they ended up in the same class. Okay, I requested that they be in the same class. I think it also helped that her cousin and brother are also at that school.
Katelyn got a few scrapes on Friday because a boy pulled up a tree root while she was running. She didn't see and she tripped over it. She came home with some bandages and an incident report.
Mornings are a bit trickier than last school as now I have two kids to get ready. And I also have Francesca. Sometimes baby will sleep in with dad, other times I'll have to tow her around while I help the kids get ready. But we made it school on time every day so far. I'll let you know about our morning routine in another post.
We attended their Open House the other night. I had casually met both Jacob's and Katelyn's teachers before, but we formally met during Open House. They seem very caring and nurturing and attentive. I just hope they can be strict enough - I'm not one of those mothers who is in denial about their children's behavior.