Sunday, January 4, 2009

Back To School

Trevor goes back to school tomorrow. I was kind of worried about how this would go. After being off for so many days, due to weather, conferences and winter break. BUT thankfully it is going to be easy peasy! Trevor cannot wait to get back to school.

We told him on Saturday morning that he was going to go back to school on Monday, so in two days. I was expecting moaning and groaning... but had the pleasant surprise of him being happy. He was smiling from ear to ear and jumping around the bed.

Today while I was talking to my mom on the phone, I had said how Trevor was looking forward to going to back to school, and then asked him what he was looking forward to the most. His answer was priceless! He said he was looking forward to going back to school to get to learn more things and new stuff. :) What a dang smarty he is.

I'm so happy that he is loving school this year. He hated it in years past and it was a real struggle to send him. I hated that he wasn't happy there and missed him terribly. I still miss him, but a lot less knowing that he is happy there and really having a good time.

His teacher is wonderful. And, to be honest I had huge doubts about her before he entered her class. I even tried to change his teacher, but the principal convinced me to just start the year off with her, give it a try and see how it worked out. I haven't ever been so happy to be wrong about something. I really thought this wasn't going to be the right class for him. And, now *blush* I realize just how wrong I was. They say that things happen for a reason and also that they have a way of working themselves out... man am I glad that is true for this situation.

Tomorrow after taking Trevor to school, the girls and I will probably head over to my parents house, because we haven't been there in ages, although no one will be home. :( *sniff, sniff* we miss seeing my parents as much as we used to when we lived only down the road. Anyway, I'm not sure if I will work on some things there or come home and work on it, but the girls and I are going to have our first test run of home school pre-school. I want to work on some things with them to get them prepared for pre-school in the Fall. Also, I know they are so very smart and could really know a lot more than they do if I just worked with them some. Plus it will give us something to do during the day and be the first step to my "New Year To Do List" of organizing time and life and every day stuff. I want to spend more time with the girls even though I'm home with them all the time, it isn't the same as actually doing things with them.

Things we are going to work on:

~ Letters
~ Sounds of Letters
~ Writing their names
~ Numbers
~ Counting
~ Learning their phone number
~ Colors - although they pretty much know all the colors we will still con't to work on this.
~ Shapes
~ Cutting
~ Pasting

just regular pre-school stuff. And actually if anyone has any ideas for things to do with the girls for learning or games, and you don't mind sharing, I would greatly appreciate any advice and tips you have.

Well this is all for now. I have a headache and think I'll go take a nice warm bath and relax some. Our busy day tomorrow will be here before I know it. I will definitely be around some time to update on our pre-school day and Trevor's first day back to kindergarten.


Kristi said...

You're lucky that Trevor is excited. Noah's entire demeanor changed for the rest of the day when we talked about school starting again tomorrow. I think 6:45 is going to be very rough for us tomorrow morning.

jenn said...

I am anticipating some tears in the morning. Brandi was crying before bed that she was worried she had homework, even though there was nothing in her book bag. I swear, I am the only mom with a seven year old kid who has an ulcer! She worries about everything.

I can't wait to hear what you do with the girls. Do they like the computer? I know there are sites with learning games they can play. My kids loved the Jump Start computer games, and I think they sell a pre-school one. Just a suggestion, although with two it might be hard...

Stephanie said...

Glad he loves school, makes it much easier to let them go.

Good luck on preschool, Sophia has no interest in learning from me, but her sisters play school with her. I am not worried though, Aidan was the same way and she is bright and does well in school.

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