Monday, September 2, 2013

School Daze

School has started, and we were on the cusp of jumping into the fray before the idea was vetoed. I had contacted the school last week to inquire about A taking French language at the school. They were very cool about it, and said she was in. The class was at 8:00AM, which I think would be no problem for A, she’s more of a morning person than she is willing to admit. Plus, she’s excellent at jumping out of bed and hitting the ground running when need be. N, on the other hand, is a slower riser.

Whatever be the case, by the Sunday before school, it was decided that it wasn’t such a good fit, after all. First off, we will be taking a series of trips in the fall, so she’d miss a few of weeks. Second, I think the class is beginner French, which would be fine for her, but she might benefit from more of a challenge. Finally, it’s every day at 8:00AM, which is kind of brutal.

I had to scramble to inform the school that we would not be attending after all. I emailed the language coordinator, and called the school on Monday AM. They were very cool about it, it worked out fine, and we didn’t have to scramble for the first day of class.

What we did end up doing was having our end of year evaluations done. We piled into the car and headed over to DE’s for a playdate/evaluation day. It works out nicely because DE does a good job (maybe more than he needs to) and his kids are good friends with our kids. Plus, DE and I are friends, so we can sit and talk guy-talk. It was also a good chance for me to bolt into White River and get market supplies without having to drag the kids along. I love when that happens.

Now we’re almost ready to enroll in the 2013-14 school year. The only thing left to do is create A’s curriculum, which is not easy, but nobody said being a parent was easy, right?

Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Eileen Sandá for the pic.

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