Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Goodbye Ms.Roberston, Hello Mrs.Basham!

Wow...one week in and already JM is in for a world of change! I got a call from the Principal of Copeland today informing me that JM's sweet, kind teacher Ms.Robertson would be leaving to teach at another school in the district due to higher numbers of schoolers than expected! I was devastated, I remember this happening to me once in 4th grade and it really just stunk!!

When JM got home today, I let him know the situation and tried to ease him into the realization that as of tomorrow his class will change, his teacher will change and unfortunately so will some if not most of his classmates! He took it really well, and even said they got to go visit with her today and learn some about her class! Tomorrow is the day of the "big move" so I guess we will see then what all the hype is about! Tonight is Open House and we will actually get to meet her tonight too which may help him adjust!

I've signed up to volunteer reading to the class on my Friday's off and doing other odd end projects for her as she needs. I wish I could be as involved as my mom was, when I was younger but unfortunately my schedule interfere some. :) I have a feeling I'll be blinking my eyes and it will be Christmas already and then wake up the next day to summer vacation!! P and I are hoping to take the kids somewhere big this year, maybe even to Cali to visit my family (which I know my grandparents would LOVE). Until then its save-save-saveee and plan-plan-plannn. 2 things I'm pretty good at, maybe we could take a cruise instead!? ;0)

Monday, August 23, 2010

1st day of Kindergarden!

Today was John-Mark's 1st day of kindergarten...1st year of big boy school, and first year in a completely different school than B! I was so0o0o nervous in the days leading up to this- thinking of what he would feel like, what B would feel like and how emotional the whole process would be.

Just like any August day in Houston it was 1234756689 degrees with about 100% humidity. It was HOTT...did I mention that JM wanted to W-A-L-K to school?!? Yea, hot!

Anyways, as hectic as it was, it went very smoothly! We blended in well with the swarms of kids eager to start their 1st days and parents eager to get back into their normal routines! We got to the school in perfect time and got to walk him all the way to his class! (we had meet the teacher the night before, so we already knew what a sweet woman Ms.Roberston was!)

JM got settled in, put his supplies away and sat smiling at all of his new friends! I can't wait for the weeks to go on to see how he adjusts to everything!

The rest of the day, P and I took B on her special "Girls day"...shopping at the mall, piggie back riding through the parking lot and lots and lots of giggles and of course cookies! Ha! One more week til September! Waho0o