Thursday, September 07, 2006

Back to the Grind

Well, school started yesterday. The very first day of Junior High, grade 7. Where oh where has my baby gone? Aren't I going to be the class mom because I am going to volunteer everyday because she needs me because she is so little...?

No class mom for me. Not anymore. I'll be lucky if there's a field trip they need drivers/chaperones for. Although last year I did crash the grade 6 Hallowe'en Party because I couldn't stand not being there...somebody has to pour the juice:)

So yesterday she wore all green - because that's the "first day of school colour" I guess, this year anyway. Green t-shirt, shorts, crocs, jacket, green knapsack and lunchbag. Today was blue. Apparently we are dressing in colour-themes this year as she now has friends wondering what the next day will bring.

It was also the start of French Immersion. I'll let you know how that goes once I can figure it out.

Unfortunately the teacher is new to the school. Gave out four lunchtime detentions on the first day. Crazy, but not surprising which kids got it. She'll figure them out pretty fast. The kids were trying to "help" her by telling her the school routines. Didn't go over very well. I said, "why don't you cut her some slack, afterall it is the first day of school and her first day at our school". Oh, OK. She guessed she could do that.

One more day of getting up at 6:30 am after two long days of the school year and then it's the weekend. FINALLY, a sleep in (this is both her and me talking, especially since I'm up at 6:00 am).

But it's so great to see her bouncing down the hill to the bus stop. The boy next door moved to her school this year so she has a friend for the bus. Little things make all the difference - thanks Jesus.

I'm hoping for/looking forward to a great year. No reason not to be...did I mention the first dance is next week...grade 7-9...maybe they're looking for chaperones :)!!



MommieSunshine said...

Both my kids went back to school 2 weeks ago. I have a son in 3rd and daughter in 7th. I remember my daughter's first day of Junior High. (we start JH at 6th grade then HS starts at 9th) They grow up so fast. Hope it's a great year for you and your daughter.
Thanks for commenting on my post. I was leary of coloring my hair the first time too (and then leary again when it turned purple that time lol) but I can't handle seeing the grays (that my children gave me) when I look in the mirror. =)

janice said...

I can't imagine grade 7!!! My son is still in preschool! But I am sure it will be here in a flash. I keep holding onto all the cuddles and snuggles cause I know they will be ending all too soon.