Getting Ready for School

Last Friday we took Cutie Pie to his preschool open house.  He got to meet his teacher who just so happens to be Wildman’s golf instructor.  She is absolutely wonderful!  Cutie Pie’s classroom is super cute and filled with all sorts of fun things to do and see.  I cannot believe that tomorrow is the first day of school for both boys!  The summer has truly flown by.

Today is Cutie Pie’s baseline assessment for pre-kindergarten.  Wildman and I are dropping him off for a 40-minute session with his teacher.  I’ll probably end up taking Wildman to Starbucks for a special treat while we wait for Cutie Pie to finish up.

Wildman’s 1st grade open house is today as well.  At 3 PM we’ll head over to the elementary school to meet his new teacher and check out his classroom.  Wildman will be in a split 1st/2nd class instead of a traditional 1st grade.  Half of the children in the class are second graders and half are first graders.  I’m not familiar with this sort of class setup so we’ll be learning as we go!

Also on schedule for today:

  • Returning our mountain of library books- the summer reading program is over for another year
  • Grocery shopping for lunch items to pack in the boys’ new lunch boxes
  • Picking up a prescription
  • Cleaning the house

Stay tuned for more back-to-school photos…


The “K” Word

Clearly I’m not as ready for this as he and his buddy are…

Yesterday Wildman and I toured the school where he will attend Kindergarten.  My heart breaks a little thinking about him entering the public school system.  It’s such a big step.  He’s going lose that innocence I love.   Just look at him holding hands with his buddy from preschool:

Sweet innocence like that does not last long, unfortunately.  *sigh*

Both J and I went to Wildman’s future elementary school.  In my memory the campus and classrooms were huge.  In reality they are quite tiny.  Which is a good thing.  I like that the school is really small and that all of the staff and teachers (from K through 6) make an effort to learn every single child’s name and vice versa.  It makes the leap from preschool to elementary school seem not so huge.

But it is huge.

And my poor mother’s heart is breaking…