I have been looking forward to the start of the school year, and I'm feeling even more excited about it now that we've had the opportunity to sit down with each of the kids' teachers to talk about the upcoming year, expectations, etc. This year, we have a kindergartener (in a blended K-1 classroom) and a 2nd grader!
While our teacher meetings went well, they didn't go quite as I would have expected. We met with Mister J's teacher first, a very enthusiastic woman with a moderately strong Northern accent. Mister J suddenly became uncharacteristically shy when his teacher asked him a few simple questions (parents' names, phone number, etc.). When he did answer her questions, he spoke so quickly she had to ask him to slow down. Miss M, on the other hand, was quite happy to talk with Mister J's teacher about summer vacation and give plenty of detail!
Then we were off to meet with Miss M's teacher, a calm, soft-spoken woman. Mister J made himself at home investigating the classroom and reading some books. Miss M was checking things out with him for a few minutes, and when she sat down with us to talk to her teacher she kept mumbling her answers. Shyness struck again! I'm sure she will show her true, outgoing, spirited self in no time!
This evening, I'm gathering papers and library cards that need to go to school, renewing our PTA membership, and re-linking my VIC card. Tomorrow, I'll be gathering supplies to pack into backpacks, doing some laundry, and planning to pack lunches for the first time since June!
Happy New (School) Year!