Monday, August 15, 2011

1st Day of School

Today was the 1st official day of school for us. Caleb gets up at 6:30 which is 30 minutes earlier than Taylor (she enjoys rubbing this in already) since he has to be at school 45 minutes earlier than her. This means I get up at 5:30! When my alarm went off this morning all I could think was "no....I am not ready for this"! It wasn't so bad myself up and the coffee going and was able to get ready pretty easily. Caleb got up with no problem at all and was dressed and ready to go in about 20 minutes (he was too excited to eat)!

Here is my big boy on his 1st day of 3rd grade

Taylor actually went to school last Friday for a half day. I love that the new 6th graders get to go before all the 7th and 8th graders come. It gives them a chance to meet their teachers, find their classrooms and figure out lockers.

Here is my baby girl who is now a middle schooler

When they came home today they both were in the best moods...Caleb loves his teacher and Taylor is thrilled with her schedule which includes honors math, honors science, honors reading and advanced art! I had to ask what exactly a "honors" class is and Taylor proudly told me that means she is learning the skills they are teaching in 7th grade. She was so proud (and so are we)! I keep wondering how this kid got so smart :) LOL

Madison will not go until Friday and then it is just a half day and we won't even find out who her teacher is. Madison's school spends the 1st week staggering the kids and testing them. After this week they will place the kids in specific classes. Madison is really hoping she gets Mrs Schaefer (that is who Taylor had) and so am I! Meanwhile Madison will spend this week and next getting some one-on-one attention from her grandparents since I am in the classroom or workshops these next 2 weeks getting ready for my own kids who come on the 29th.

We are ready for a very busy school year and praying it will be a great one!


JenniferL. said...

"Taylor proudly told me that means I learning the skills they are teaching in 7th grade"

Yea, we are wondering where she got her 'smarts' from too! hahaha!

Holly Aytes said...

Jennifer, LOL...I went back and fixed it! Sometimes my brain says one thing but my fingers type something else!

Steve said...

It always takes us a few days to adjust back to getting up early. But Jaylin seemed pretty happy after his first day yesterday, too, so I guess that meant that things went well. Hope you all have a good year!

Notsopc said...

I read your blogs and I get tired.. Here's to a fantastic school year for the kids and you.

Cindy said...

Don't know about you, but I'm ready for the weekend. I am not enjoying the early wake up! Taylor is so beautiful and Caleb's quite handsome, too. I'm glad both are happy with the school year! Good luck dropping of Madison tomorrow.