First grade off to a good start
Well, my son skipped off into the school with nary a glance back at me today. It fills my heart with joy that he’s not clinging to me whining about having to leave but also makes me sad to realize he’s OK off on his own.
I suppose a week in seclusion with your mom fighting lice could make any kid ready to break free and hang with some other 6yo boys. By they way, if anyone gets lice, get in touch. I am now an expert.
So far first grade seems more “grown up” that Kindergarten was. The kids have to take responsibility for their own lunch tickets, put stuff in the teacher’s In box, get stuff into their folder from the Out box, AND put their own chairs down in the morning. Hard to believe it’ll all get accomplished.
Homework is now once a night, due the next day which’ll be interesting and possibly challenging. I was just discussing with other parents this week how to motivate kids on the homework issue. Money? Make them tell the teacher they didn’t do it? Take away all fun stuff until it gets done? Oh, the nagging I will be doing. I dread it already.
So far so good though. My little grump reported that the first day was fun which makes me happy. His teacher attended CPS for elementary and high school (and not that long ago, I might add.) I should talk to her some time to get her point of view on CPS. For the record, she attended an Ivy League school, which can give us all hope.