As much as they did not want it to come, today is the first day of school for my 3. This year my boy is a 5th grader (yep, this is his last year of elementary school) and the girls are in 1st grade.
We got up early this morning, had a good breakfast, and took our long walk to school. The book bags were pretty full and heavy, with all of those first day supplies, so it was not an easy walk. It will get easier as the week goes on.
We met both teacher's last week and the kids saw their classrooms. It was a relief to arrive at school today and know exactly where to go. All three kids got great teacher's. We are looking forward to a happy and successful school year.
I stayed in the 1st grade classroom for the first 2 hours, to help the teacher organize and store all of the supplies that the kids brought in. The teacher told me that in the past it has taken her the first 2 weeks of the school year to get all of that stuff put away. It was a big relief to her to have it all done today. When I left, the girls were working on language arts. There were no tears this year, I guess that means we are making progress toward them becoming more independent.
I have to say, it is nice to be home in a quiet house. We were all ready to get back into the routine of school. By 3:00 I will miss them, be ready to go pick them up, and find out how the first day went!