Today was Alex's first day with his new class for first grade. I can't write that it was his first day in his new classroom, because his new first grade class with Ms. Stading is in the exact same classroom that his old kindergarten class with Ms. Gittinger was in. He's happy enough with that fact, though, because "I already know where to go and I won't get lost."
This was also Ryan's first day back at preschool after his tonsillectomy. He is in a new classroom, as well, with a new teacher, Ms. Pam. He's in what Country Home calls their "private kindergarten." Its meant for the older kids, like Alex, who just miss the September 1 cut-off. But we were so pleased with Alex's experience there that we did our best to get Ryan signed up for it, as well. He was also happy to be going back, and of course, Mimi also started back up at Country Home.
My alarm went off at 6am, and then Alex woke up at 6:15 a.m. But he told us it didn't go off for long, because he was already awake and dressed. He was ready to go back to school! Either that, or he was really nervous. But he said it was because he was so excited.
Carl took requests for breakfast. Alex wanted three (!) eggs and bacon. Ryan wanted mini-pancakes. I wanted Diet Coke.
Then it was off to Spicewood.
Alex will start taking the bus tomorrow morning, but on the first day, even though they don't want you to walk them to their rooms, we do. It was a big difference from when we walked him in to class for the first day of kindergarten. There was total silence in the classroom. All the children were sitting at their tables, doing a worksheet. They went in, hung up their bags, and sat down. What I wouldn't give for that kind of power at home.