Everyone was nervous to start school this year. All three kids are attending new schools.
Maddie is going to a pilot GT program for 7th and 8th graders at the high school. Yes, kind of a shock for us to skip right to PHS! She was plenty worried the night before, but she loves her classes, loves her teachers, and has friends in all of her classes ("except GERMAN! Why do I have to take German?!"). She's even been riding the bus home each day which is an incomparable luxury for me. Once swimming starts she's going to stay after school in the library to work on homework until it's time to walk to the rec center for practice.
Sebastian is starting first grade across town in the Mandarin dual immersion program. He went to a week of summer school where he learned some numbers and colors and family members, so he had seen his classrooms and met the teachers and students. He seems pretty nonchalant, but still had some wardrobing issues on the first morning, so I knew he was nervous. He's moving from a three hour day to seven, which will be an adjustment. He's also learning how to eat in the cafeteria (more luxury for me).
Will is also moving across town where he is in a 5th/6th combination taught by his Aunt Betsy. He is bringing home violent cartoons and teeny tiny origami, so I'm not certain what he's supposed to be doing, but I trust Mrs. iMac to do it right.
Looks like it's going to be a great year!