The first day of school has come and gone here in our house for everyone except Apollo (who starts this Thursday) and Tilly and Judah. The kids were excited to begin a new school year. There was some discussion by the school staff last year about placing Avi and Tucker in the same class. Avi’s teacher felt that Tucker’s presence (in the adjoining classroom) and a “settling effect” on Avi. They felt that having them both be in the same class might be good for her. Because of this, I was mildly surprised to see them placed in separate classes this year. Hezekiah has Jubilee’s teacher from last year. I was really torn about which one to hope for, since I loved both! Such a good problem to have.
Aside from beginning school, Apollo is in the middle of a cluster of three appointments at Seattle Children’s Hospital in two weeks…and in the middle of that was the first day of school and Mordecai’s birthday. We are also starting up youth group, which involves meetings and planning… It’s been a bit hectic here. Due to a mistake on the school district calendar, Apollo is missing his first day of school for a doctor’s appointment. I was not happy to find that out, but since I had already rescheduled the appointment once (due to the school changing the date of an event) I didn’t feel like I could to it again.
How was the first day of school for your family? Do your kids love it or hate it?