I am bad with dates. Like really properly bad. I read an email, immediately add it to my calendar on the wrong date. I am not sure what it is or why I do it, probably something to do with too much stuff in my head and not enough calm. So now when there is something important – like the first day of Grade 1 – I send all the information to David. I then also double check it, write it down and check it again.
Jack starts Grade 1 this year, which is obviously a big deal. So we all had the day marked everywhere (or so we thought). We finished buying uniforms and stationery this week and were counting down to today, when he started.
Yesterday mid-morning while out with a friend I get a phone call from Jack’s new Grade 1 teacher asking me if I knew that Jack started school today. Well I very clearly did not because my child was very much not at school. I obviously felt less than thrilled with my ability to keep our lives organised.
It turns out there was a circular sent out BUT only 2 kids arrived yesterday which means 7 of us either didn’t get the circular (me) or forgot (not me). It did make me feel a little better knowing my child would not be the only one arriving a day late today because I really don’t want his school career to start off being that kid.
The teacher, who is very sweet and I do like her, has me marked as that mom though. Last year we arrived to the meet the teacher day when we were not actually invited, it was a kid only thing. Then this year we arrived a day late. As a result she told me 3 times how late he finishes today. I suspect she may call me to remind me and possibly send me an sms.
All that aside, we now officially have a Grade 1! Drop off went really well. He was very excited and a little nervous but once he was in his classroom with his teacher he looked calm and happy.
It is a new adventure for us (again). We are back to school lunches and homework and learning to read and write and projects! Fun times ahead.
Emma started on Monday and I think she is happy to be back in her routine. She seems to like her new teacher and has a really small class this year which is just what she needs.
Probably the more alarming news is that Kiara started GRADE 9 today! GRADE 9!!!!!
I know most schools go back next week but who has a Grade 1 this year?
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