Friday, August 29, 2008

Phew...

...we survived our first full week of school for everyone! Here are a few highlights:

  • Carson has become a serious student. ... Now, pick yourself up off the floor, I'm serious! We've seen a HUGE change in his behavior. Helpful, nice to be around, cooperative. Seriously, it's a huge change! Last year was a rough year for him and I've heard other parents say that about the 3rd grade. It seems like something has clicked and he's accepted that school is here to stay so he might as well take it seriously. It's a very nice change!

  • Elise just adores her new teacher and her teacher really seems to have connected with her. Elise's 3 year re-eval is coming up on her IEP and in a meeting this week her teacher mentioned how well she's doing socially and how comfortable she already seems in the classroom. That was so reassuring since it seemed to take until February last year for her to feel comfortable in kindergarten.

  • We already hate Perry's schedule. The first football game is tomorrow and I'm already sick of it. (Shhhh....don't tell his team!) How many days until summer break?!?

  • I'm teaching a class again this semester. It's an intro to university life class for new freshman and it's a good way to really get to know 20 new students. There are always great kids, but some classes are more memorable than others. I think think this group is going to be a memorable one. They are fun and engaged and full of energy.

  • We're back into the swing of working and going to school. The kids have really adjusted well and..right now...I seem to be able to keep all the balls in the air! :)

3 comments:

Tammie said...

How wonderful that Carson is settling into school so well! I'm sure you're very happy about that. I think that Elise's teacher is probably a big aide in her progress. It's nice to hear that she's doing so well.

Becki party of 5 said...

Wow, sounds like things are really off to a great start. I"m so happy to hear Elise is doing so well!

Vivian M said...

Great to hear! Here is a tip, tie some string to the balls and hang them from the ceiling, so you won't waste time keeping them in the air and can free your hands for other tasks!