Asher started grade 4 & Chancery started grade 2 today. This is the third new school they have been to since starting Kindergarten, going from French Immersion, to French, to English again. I'm a bit relieved to be able to understand all of the newsletters again! I guess you could say all the changes in the past few years were just to make it not seem so strange for them to go to another new school (good planning, eh?), not that it was intentional, that's just the way it worked out.
It was a bit of a weird morning. The kids only had a half day today, so they didn't need lunches. Because of that I totally forgot about snacks! Fortunately, they made new friends who were generous enough to share! We were ready about an hour before we needed to leave the house, so we played games for awhile, & totally forgot to take first day of school pictures (tomorrow is the first full day, so we'll go with that... if I can remember)!
When we had gone to visit the school, the teachers had not decided where everyone would sit, so I asked the kids where their seats were after they came home...
Chancery: "I got to sit in my first favourite seat that I chose when I went to school the first time!"
Asher: "I got to choose, but a lot of the seats were already taken, so I got to sit in my fourth favourite seat. The one that was all alone in the back row. But then I made a friend, & I wanted to sit by him, so I moved my pupitre to beside him!"
Me: "Did you ask the teacher if that was ok?"
Asher: "Yes, & she said it was!"
I love that they are making friends already, & that Asher still thinks in French sometimes. I hope he doesn't lose that now that mostly everything is English. Although in grade 4, they start learning French at this school, so there is hope!