We were all pretty excited that school started this past week, after a long, hot summer. Calvin loves his new teacher and knows a few kids in his class, so he was feeling positive after the Open House the Friday before school started. He was a little anxious about the new routine when the first morning rolled around, like where he would sit on the bus and how he would find his line-up. But he was ready, nonetheless.
Here he is all geared for FIRST GRADE!
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Pushing his little sis to the bus stop:
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He was a little underwhelmed after school was done, though. He asked me when he got home: "Mommy, did you notice there aren't that many places to play in my classroom?" I didn't really admit it then, but he's kinda right. His kindergarten class had a play kitchen and a block-building area. But for fun, this class has a book nook and a listening station. Not exactly the same thing. Noah asked if I told him to get used to it, and that this is how it would be for the next 10+ years of schooling. Uh, nope, I didn't mention that. But I did feel a little sad for the guy, and even sadder that he noticed the shift.
Here he is, admiring his special afterschool snack: green (his favorite color) cookies with sprinkles! I think he may have been more excited about these than he was about school. Sigh.
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Violet was back in her routine, too. Here she is working with OT Lucinda:
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She's learning to match up photos of some of her favorite cartoon characters and hit a switch that says, "Yes, same" when they match. She's getting really good at it, too. And you can see she is having lots of fun:
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