My Oh My How Plans Do Change

After all the planning and preparation we moved household and enrolled the kids in school.  No explanations, no excuses, it’s a long l-o-n-g story.  Suffice it to say they are in… and so far so good.

Keek and Fish started school on my birthday. They both are at the top of their classes and enjoy the new found friends. They ride the bus so I walk, to and from the stop, every day.

Keek’s teacher is just wonderful. Her classroom is full of Einstein, Emerson and Waldorf-esque quotes and contains a sizable in class library with all the classics and comfy couch. She has a 4 month old baby who she leaves the class to nurse 3x daily.  (Xcellent way to teach by example!!!)  Mrs. Roberts sits with the class during these nurse breaks and seems to know an awe full lot about animals.  Keek does complain that there is too much writing but her wrist will gain strength and the complaints will stop soon enough. She’s been passing out her phone number and collected some from the other girls in her class. Girls will be girls! Keek says math is so so easy… “Because, Mom, fractions are just cooking and I love to cook!”

Fish’s teacher is nice and good with children. I would prefer someone a little more educated and refined but he is little and she is gentle. She does like him though! According to Fish he gets to help her do things and helps the other children learn to read, because he’s the best! Or so he tells me… They watch a movie every day and only get 15 minutes of computer time twice a week. Not the way I think first grade ought to be, sounds more like KG. Oh well…. we still learn here at home and Fish says, “I’m not too bored because I get to help out so much.”  He also has three new “real friends” and many “half friends.”  He’s explained to me that ‘half friends’ are nice guys and girls but not his favorites.

Both children enjoy the school library, PE and Art and the new playground the school installed this summer. Getting up early is not so much fun but both are stirring by the time I get in there to wake them. They enjoy the school lunches and riding the bus too.

Until next time… Stay green and keep the peace!

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