Yesterday was Brooke’s first day of first grade! I am having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that she’s already back in school. It’s kind of nice though because it’s been so hot around here anyway that we haven’t wanted to do anything, so I guess she might as well be in school. She has a break in September and we plan to live it up big at that time!
I wasn’t anticipating the transition from kindergarten to first grade to be so drastic, but it is! She goes all day! She eats lunch in the cafeteria! She has three recesses! This is all very good and exciting, but I feel like I’m hardly ever going to see her anymore! I’m assured by other moms that I’ll get used to this plenty fast, but until then, I’m mourning the loss of our mornings together. It’s so strange to only have Caroline and Spencer. Our mornings are so…quiet. At lunch I look around wondering where the third mouth is to feed. This is strange territory.
I think Brooke is liking school well enough. She doesn’t say much about it so it’s hard to know for sure. She has two teachers – an English teacher and a French teacher. Her French teacher only speaks French to them (and around them. We had a short parent meeting on the first day and the French teacher only spoke French when orienting us, the parents!)
Brooke seems to have completely recovered from her sickness (though she is still on medication). I’m glad she was feeling well enough to start school.
Here she is all ready to scooter to school: