We have traditionally taken our first day of school photos in front of our house. This year, our new school started on Tuesday and we didn't close on our new house until Friday. So for the first week of school we camped at the lake in my parent's trailer.
We are making our place at our new school. Parent - Teacher conferences were yesterday and both kids are fitting in well, making new friends and excelling in all subjects. Eliot, who is making the transition from Montessori to public school, is doing well with the change, although he is a little shy when it comes to speaking in front of the whole class and he can't manage to keep his shoes on. His teacher said he was very creative and could think out of the box. I've been going in and reading with the kids in his class once a week. At this point I'm rather sick of Biscuit books, but I love getting to know his new friends.
Aidin's teacher loves that our girl is such a bookworm. They have a monthly reading requirement outside of school - the first month Aidin exceeded it by over 1200 pages. And the school has a 4th grade girls American Girl Club. Talk about someone being over the moon. I'm helping in her classroom too, and got to accompany the class on a field trip to the KSU Agronomy department. Mudballs are fun!
On the downside, Aidin's wonderful teacher has cancer - again- for the 4th time. She is undergoing radiation and will start chemo soon, so keep her in your thoughts as she fights this disease once again.
So starting over isn't so bad. Now if I could just finish dealing with that other house in Lawrence.....