Saturday, September 01, 2007

The First Day



New backpacks, lunch boxes, and tennis shoes x 3 = about $300



A peaceful house and some alone time with Jensen...priceless.

The kids started school last Monday...at least Jordan and Jackson did. Jordan is in 5th grade...the top of the elementary school heap. She seems happy with everything so far. She changes classes three times during the day but only has two different teachers...Mrs. Meskill and Mrs. Johnson. This is to give them a little taste of middle school. Jordan is also on safety patrol and her team had the first shift of the year so she's had to be at school by 7:30 every day this week. It's been hard getting her up in the morning, but she does love saftey patrol!

Jackson is in 3rd grade and is seeming to have a little better start to the year than last year. When we went to the meet the teacher night and he looked at his class list that was posted he said, "I know all of these kids!" One of the benefits of staying in the same school since kindergarten. His teacher seems nice and on the ball. She used to teach 5th grade so I would think she knows what to prepare them for. I've spoken to her on the phone already and she's very much about positive reinforcement which is what Jackson responds to best. We'll keep our fingers crossed for a good year.

Jensen starts back to school next Tuesday. She really wanted to start last week when the other kids went back. She's definitely ready. The house will really be quiet then.

7 comments:

Kache said...

Look at how neat and organized the shoe/backpack area is! I hope you enjoy your alone time.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your "Rita" time!

Carrie

My Name is Kaity. said...

Aww! Fifth grade was my BEST year in elementary school! Mrs. LeMasters... she was really nice. I hope Jordan has a blast and I hope Jack Man grows to like school! Grandma told me that Jensen said she was 'going to preschool for a couple weeks and then she would be going to kindergarten'... too cute!

Anonymous said...

Rita - what a great organized mud room. No more looking for things in the mad rush of the morning.

Jean

Brandy said...

love that first pic!! we moved around too much as kids to know other kids already when we went to school so that is awesome

shannon said...

love that organizer... pottery barn?
hope your kiddos have a wonderful school year!

Heather said...

awwww too bad I know too well it didn't last long for Jackson :) Had fun today... glad the kids are off to a good start!