Such mixed emotions today... happy because the kids are going back (yes, I will miss them, but it's good to get back to structured days).... worried as I didn't know who their teachers were or who Ryan's aide was. I was prepared to stay with Ryan for the morning because I couldn't see dropping my child off with a teacher or aide who didn't know Ryan. The odds were that I would at least know who the aide is because there's only a few at Ryan's school and they all know him - but if it was someone who had never worked with Ryan before, I wanted to stay there to help Ryan through the morning. And the teacher was brand new to the school as she is just filling in for mat leave for the regular teacher (who we LOVE and who told me two years ago when Kurtis was in her class that she couldn't wait to teach Ryan). BUT, in the end, Ryan has the same aide as last year! We're thrilled about that! His aide is a bit overprotective of Ryan - and we'll continue to work on that - but she is AMAZING with developing his reading and fine motor skills. So, overall, it was an easy morning for Ryan.
Kurtis found his class with a little bit of help too. He's happy with his teacher and he has some of his old friends back in his class. There's 1.5 classes in his grade so there is always one split class and they switch them around regularly so he's getting to know everyone in that grade.
Here are my boys on their first day of school. Ryan had a bit of a fall yesterday and scraped the whole side of his face and neck - poor kid!