It’s really happening. Today my daughter and I went to her new school to pick up her class schedule, books, P.E. clothes and a ginormous binder, already filled with 2 spiral notebooks and many dividers, and 2 dry-erase markers. Advanced Language Arts, Social Studies, Pre-Algebra, Science, P.E., Cadet Band, and an elective to be determined later (which she hopes will either be Running Club or Art or just a homework period). I hope it will be Running Club or Art, because she can do homework at home! She wants to have extra time for homework because she also has to practice for band at home.
Everything went smoothly for us. She will be going to the 6th grade orientation on Monday and her first official day of school will be on Tuesday. We bought a few new school clothes. Not a lot. We’ll be buying more every time the weather changes. She wants some purple streaks in her hair. The appointment has been made for a couple of days after the first day. Part of me is hoping she’ll change her mind after she’s been at school for a couple of days (I’m not ready to see anything mar her beautiful red hair), and part of me is proud of her for wanting to make such a bold statement –and after all, hair grows out!
She is excited about school starting and has already posted her schedule on Facebook to see how many of her friends have the same classes.
Though we have a few loose ends still to take of, like getting notebook paper, Back-to-School season seems to be going well for us! I’ll be updating next month when the theme is “Surviving School, 101.”