So my husband informed me that I haven't blogged in over a week. Oops!
So, what's going on, you may ask? Or, maybe you don't ask, but I'm gonna tell you anyway.
Let's see....Evan is doing great in 1st Grade. He's in a Dual Language program this year where he is learning English AND Spanish. We were a bit concerned to start him in this since he will "technically" be a year behind everyone else since they got to start the program last year in Kindergarten. However, his teacher informed us that he is in no way behind at all; in fact, he is already past the level that some of the kids that started this program last year are. Impressive! He is bringing home Spanish books and worksheets and actually telling me what they say!! Here it is only the fourth week of school, and Evan has already brought home an award from his computer class for completing a reading comprehension level. I'm so proud of him!
In other news, Aaron started preschool at The Learning Tree today!!! I have such mixed emotions about this. I accepted the position of 2-year-old class teacher here this year (today was my first day too), so technically I am up there with him, but he is in my sister's class since she teaches the 3-year-olds. It is only two days a week, so that's good. He looked so handsome this morning all ready for school with his little Mr. Happy backpack on! I had to hold back the tears....that's my baby! He did great and had a fun time...he loved the fact that Mrs. Trisha let them glue today and can't wait to go back on Wednesday to play with his paints and other school supplies we bought today. Such a big boy! *sniff
My 1st day went pretty well. I had a couple of kids this morning that cried for a while when their mamas left, but they got over it quickly thanks to some plastic dinosaurs and blocks. I was able to distract them and get their mind off of things so that they could just play and have fun. After we played in the playroom for a while, we headed to the classroom. I had no idea it was so hard to keep a 2-year-old boy in his seat for just 2 solid minutes! I have 4 boys and 2 girls in my class. The girls were little angels and sat in their chairs like they were asked to do. The boys....not so much. But I guess that's to be expected from 2-year-olds. They will get the hang of it. This is all new to them....and to me too, for that matter. My boys would sit and let me read stories to them for HOURS....these boys in my class - maybe 1 solid minute. We learned about the letter A and color red today. We went to chapel, colored a letter A coloring sheet, read 2 stories (or attempted to, anyway), talked about the color red and pointed out things in the room that were red, I took their pics for my bulletin board, had snack time, potty time, back to the playroom for a while, and then it was time to play in the classroom for a bit while I reviewed the letter A and color red and loaded their backpacks for them. Whew....it was overwhelming but fun too. I get to do it all over again on Wednesday! Maybe they will be a little more attentive on Wednesday?
Other than that, Van and I are crazy busy planning for our church's Pumpkin Patch that will open in October. It's gonna be a ton of fun, but MAN there has been a lot of planning put into this already...and even more to do! We hung the banner/signs out at the church today so that the cars that drive by can get the dates and times on their calendars and be ready to visit the patch when it opens. :)
I got my October Design Team box from The Scrap Room in the mail today. Eeeek! So exciting! I love the fact that the second you open the box, you smell a sweet aroma of flavored coffee, and all the papers smell like coffee. Yum!
My friend from Have Your Way With Paper, Krissy, had her baby boy today, so we are all celebrating over there! Congratulations, Krissy, Joe, and Jackson!!!
I keep feeling like today is Thursday and tomorrow will be Friday....but it's only Monday. Oh boy, it's gonna be a LOOOONGGG week!