Yes, Maddy joined the throngs of school-age kids starting school last week. She started on Thursday and only had half days. She did fabulously (if I may say so myself)! And who could possibly resist a little girl in her uniform! Her uniform also consists of khaki or navy shorts and/or pants in the wintertime. But, guess who NEVER wears shorts or pants??? Yes, my girly girl -- she only wears her jumper. The big decision every day is what color polo to wear with her uniform -- yellow, navy or white? She and her friend usually decide the day before as to what color they will wear -- is it crazy that this is happening in first grade??
Last year, it took until March for her to feel comfortable enough to get out of the car in the school drive-thru lane. I'm almost certain it won't take that long this year -- though we haven't gotten to that point just yet since it's only been two days.
The FM system for her hearing aid is not quite set up. I am not surprised at that as it seems to take a bit longer for the public school system to provide services to kids in private schools. Am hoping that it will be ready and working some time next week. And she has homework already = they really pile it on in first grade! Well, not really homework. She has a list of words for the spelling test next Friday, so we're playing school and practicing those words a bit every day. Her teacher seems very nice, and I think she will have a very good year. She's off to a great start!