Saturday, August 13, 2011

New School Year

School started Wednesday, so we've been back for three days already.  It is great to start on a short week, adjusting and getting back into the swing of things again is hard work.  On Thursday we were having safety day.  We listen to the Safety Dance song and do safety skits and watch a safety video.  Each student got to act out a scenario while another student identified it as safe or unsafe and stated the rule.  So after grabbing a pretend hot beaker, the first student exclaimed that he should have worn gloves to avoid burning his hand.  The other student thought for a moment before blurting out, "Always use protection when things get hot!". I tried not to laugh, but it didn't work. 
My own kids seem happy with their teachers and are honestly glad to be back at school again.  Anna was nervous about rotating from class to class but seemed to handle it without a problem.  Ryan has Anna's teacher from last year and I think that will be a good fit.  Kurt met Sydney's teacher at registration and thought she would be great with Sydney.  I know most of you aren't back to school yet, so keep enjoying your vacation, it will be over before you know it. 

3 comments:

Lynne said...

Ah, the sounds of summer coming to an end!

Here, we're just watching and listening to the harbingers of spring, like buds and the return of songbirds!

~Niki~ said...

my kids went back wednesday as well. i definitely welcomed back to school. i get nothing done with them home in the summer lol. i'm sure school is very different here in the USA than there.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Ah yes......such amazing advice at the end there that I will CERTAINLY follow :0)

Always fun and exciting getting back to school. And it never fails....after about 3 days, everything will be back into a flow, and it seems like we never had vacation at all.