Today marked the first day of the school year for us. Every year on this day, I wake up with that scene from "Finding Nemo" in mind--"First day of school! First day of school!" For the last three years, the start of school has been a little bittersweet for me, sending the kids off but not heading back to teach. My girls were both incredibly excited for school to start this year--must get that from me! ;)
Here's big girl Bryn, ready to head off to first grade:
And here's sweet Shay, ready for her last year of preschool:
And a sweet sister moment:
Because our district has an early childhood center for kindergarten, Bryn actually started a new school this morning for first grade (the regular elementary school). Shay, on the other hand, is at the same preschool (in the same classroom and with the same kids) as last year--which is a relief for me, as it is the third preschool she has attended.
Last night, I did the math on this whole "new school" thing. Since kids in our district move to new schools in kindergarten, first grade, sixth grade, and ninth grade..... and since I have four kids..... each two years apart...... we will have at least one child starting at a new (to them) school every year for FOURTEEN YEARS. Wowsers. Apparently we'll be old pros at those "first day jitters" by the time that process is done!