So this is it. In a few short days, my tiny, little babies will officially be first graders. I have to admit that I'm a bit nervous. Maybe it's because of my helicopter ways. Maybe it's because the world can be a scary, mean place. I'm nervous about Anna getting around. Kindergarten was very organized and I don't want to say that the school isn't organized for the older kids. It's just that it isn't as rigid. I guess that's a good way to describe it. We don't know exactly how it's all going to work, like Anna walking to her classroom from the entrance. (Under her IEP, there is supposed to be an adult walking with her.)
We were able to visit the school last week and see the girls' classrooms. It was more of an open house versus an orientation. I suppose I should have asked questions but I didn't realize procedures would be different until afterwards. Well, we'll figure it out eventually. Being a Type A is hard sometimes. I like to know all the little details ahead of time. It decreases my anxiety.
The girls are excited but slightly apprehensive. They didn't say anything to their teachers during our visit. Emily's BFF is in her classroom with her. (That's a good thing.) Allie's twin boyfriends, who were in her class last year, are in her class this year, along with a few girls she knows from around school. I believe that Allie's BFF from preschool is in Anna's class. What was obvious during our visit was how tiny my kids are. There were other kids were who at least 6 inches taller.
I think we're all eager for a new routine right now. If you have kids, no explanation is needed here. Next week, their weekly gymnastic class begins, along with dance. They will be in a tap/jazz combo this year. I was tempted to sign them up for ballet but that meets right after the tap/jazz class. Two hours of dance may be too much right now. At least the ballet class is for 1st through 4th grade so if someone decides they want to go with ballet next year, they really won't be behind the other kids. They are really excited to try out jazz. They will also have church school on Saturday mornings. So yeah, that's enough. We don't want to overload our schedules.
I lol at Anna every time I look at that picture.