Friday, August 31, 2012

Will's first day of school (AND back to school nights)

OH, snap, we officially [still] have ourselves a preschooler:
 Will's preschool started again this week, hooray!  He attends the developmental preschool through the school district and he loves it.
He's 'graduated' to the afternoon class since it's his last year before kindergarten, and I love having a relaxed morning together before heading outside to catch the bus.

 Speaking of the bus, I was soooo happy to see that Will has the same bus drivers/attendants that he's had for the last year and a half - and I love that they were so happy to see him! Jorge and Elizabeth take him to school and Katie and Tammy bring him home. I know it doesn't seem like a big deal, but I love 'knowing' the people that I hand my four-year-old over to twice a week, and it's fun to chat with them about how big Jack's getting and such.

 The week before preschool started they held an open house so we headed over. Will's teacher Miss Brittany and teacher's aide Miss Kim had done a home visit the day before, but it helped Will to see them in the classroom context.
Will happily read books and checked out his cubby. Clyde and Jack were good tag-alongs, waiting patiently while Will read 'one last' book.
 Miss Brittany, Will, Miss Kim.  

 Then this week it was Clyde's turn for a school open house!
 He was so excited to show us (okay, mostly Daddy) around his classroom and school.

 We stopped in to visit Nurse Needs, who couldn't resist Jack's charms :). Clyde checks in with Nurse Needs or the nurse's assistant Teresa each afternoon as part of our plan for his Hirschsprung's.

 And here Clyde is with each of his teachers - Mrs. Holman (left) and Mrs. Blume (right). They team-teach by splitting the week up, and we're sure that Clyde will benefit from having two teachers that care about him, as well as being exposed to two different (but complementary) teaching styles.

Jack and I were delighted to have an afternoon to ourselves once both older boys were gone to school. We rested for a bit (Jack's been on a bit of a sleeping strike lately, causing us to contemplate boarding school for him) and went to Savers. It was wonderful - yay for school!


Ben and Courtney Hugo said...

I think Chase may be joining Jack at boarding school! What sweet boys! I love those pictures on the top of Will!

Shawn AND Chelsey said...

how exciting! your boys are getting so big!!! that's so nice that you like their teachers!! i think it would be so hard to send them off day after day to a teacher that you didn't like. hooray for good teachers! hope they have a successful year! :-)