Today was the last day of summer break for my kiddos. I have pictures of the preparations but I'm on my laptop and am too pooped to walk upstairs. The kids each have their supplies packed and ready. New outfits are picked out and ready to be worn.
Tomorrow, I leave my kids in the hands of their new teachers and pray for a good year for each of them.
The summer has been good. The kids have had a good break. We've enjoyed some good family time. We're all renewed and ready to start a new school yar.
Elise started each and every day of the summer by asking "Can I invite a friend over today?" We're so blessed that she has such a good circle of little girls and we're enjoying getting to know their families. None of Elise's really close friends are in her class this coming year, but she was assigned to the teacher she's wanted since kindergarten. Mr. E was Carson's teacher in 1st grade (Mr. E has since moved up to 2nd grade) and he's an excellent teacher. We're thrilled to have another school year with him.
Carson is starting the school year with another new teacher. His teacher taught at one of the middle schools in the district for a few years before moving to 5th grade this year. I can't believe my son goes to middle school next year...yikes! I think it'll be a good thing to have a teacher with such fresh middle school experience to help prepare the class for the expectations of the coming years. Some good friends from his soccer team are in his class this coming year.
We're looking forward to the new experiences and opportunities that will come this year for each child.