September 2, 2008
Nick all dressed and ready for his first day as a 5th Grader!
Nick sharing a special moment with his sis before we take him to school.....Sarah will certainly be lost without him during the day!
I am not sure who was more nervous this morning...Mommy or Nick? We had a little episode last night before bed....Nick was in tears saying that he didn't want the summer to end....as much as he really wants to go and see all of his friends, he was going to miss all of the special times we had this summer. That broke my heart and I didn't sleep a wink....he was really upset, but as you can see, he woke up all smiles this morning!
Sarah and I took Nick to school this morning and attended the opening liturgy. We don't find out who his teacher is until the first day of school......the kids start the day in their old classrooms and then come to church for mass......after the mass has ended each teacher stands up and calls out there new students....it is major excitement all around....everyone wondering who they are going to have for a teacher!! I was a little nervous that Sarah wouldn't last sitting through it, but she was so good and enjoyed seeing Nick walk up the aisle to go to his classroom with his new teacher....she screamed out his name!
We are in for some big changes this year....they are relying on the kids to be totally independent. This is also the first year they will be changing classes for every subject. We have been told, no excuses for missed assignments.....points will be deducted for any missing homework....it is the BIG league now. It should be interesting to say the least!
Nick's first assignment was to bring in 3 things from home to help him describe his family....this was for relegion.....here is what he picked:
My favorite Italian Cookbook, because we are Italian and we love to cook.
A Book on China Adoption, because we have adopted one baby here in the US and will be adopting another from China.
A picture of our family on the beach at Cape Cod, because that is our favorite place to vacation every year.
I thought he did pretty well and was proud of what he picked!!
Looks like we are off to a good start!
I had to post this picture....this is the only time I have ever seen him do homework with a smile....I needed proof! Trust me, he will not be smiling like this when the real homework starts!! I also think he enjoyed the fact that most of the homework was intended for me......fill out about 100 forms that all say the same thing and cover all his books with contact paper......not fun!
Nick couldn't wait to unwind, so he played some Guit.ar Her.o after the homework....don't you just love the tie....I think the nuns would love it!!
I think Nick missed Sarah as much as she missed him.....he played hide-n-seek with her after school.....she was trying to hide behind the cabinet, but Nick found her and she squealed with delight...she loves this game!
All and all we had a great day.......day one under our belt......how many more days until the Christmas break?