Tuesday, September 05, 2006

First Day of School

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!

6 comments:

Michelle said...

Glad to hear the transition back to school went so well and that Ryan has the same aide! I'm sure it does help to have a familiar face working with him...out on the scrape down the face though! Cute pic of the boys!

Anonymous said...

Poor Ryan,It does look soreI,m glad he is adjusting so wellat school,And the same with
kurtisThe first day of schoolis very importantHave a goodday. Mom

Anonymous said...

Poor Ryan,It does look soreI,m glad he is adjusting so wellat school,And the same with
kurtisThe first day of schoolis very importantHave a goodday. Mom

mum2brady said...

Happy first day of school Kurtis and Ryan - hope it was wonderful!!! Ow on Ryan's face - poor guy :( Great to hear that Ryan has good support and teachers - that always makes things so much easier!

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Anonymous said...

Annette,
It's so true that the first day of school is both good and bad. I'm sad to see the summer go but glad to be in routine and steady busyness. (I was going to say it's less busy but that's not true as now we start with hockey, cadets, Gems and the dreaded homework). I miss the boys when they are at school but am happy for the quiet times!!!
What a great picture of Kurtis and Ryan!! I really should get in the habit of taking pictures the first day of school. That's a great keepsake.
I continue to pray for good days for you and the boys. (Tom too). Let me know if there is more I can do, I know you know I'm just a call away.
Love Coby