Saturday, August 16, 2008

A great day :)

We were all up bright and early on Friday so that Nattie could catch the bus at 6.25am (yikes! that is so early for kiddos to be up every day!). We could see she was nervous, but she did a great job keeping it together. Only the 6th graders were at school for that first day, so they were able to get another tour of the school, figure out their lockers, etc. They were split into groups of 10 and were accompanied by 8th graders for the whole day. When Nattie got home she was excited to tell us all about her day - which is a great sign :) On Monday all the kids go back to school, but it'll still be a pretty easy day for the 6th graders since they spend the whole day in their homeroom. But on Tuesday the full schedule starts, with the kids moving around classes throughout the day. We are really proud of how her first day at middle school went!

And I had a great day too :) I spent 2 hours working with the 5th grade teachers, getting supplies ready for the first day back. They really are an awesome team; I could tell that they are all very enthusiastic and that the kiddos in their classes are going to have a terrific year ahead. I also had lunch with all the other paraprofessionals and the principal. Everyone was so welcoming and happy to help; I think I am going to really enjoy the position. After lunch I went through a brief orientation, was given my key, whistle and other supplies for keeping the kiddos safe on the playground. Monday will be my first day with the kids :)

What are your weekend plans? We're having our neighbors round tonight for drinks and appetizers; so far we've had a lot of RSVPs so it looks like it'll be a full house! On that note, I'd better go and get busy cleaning and prepping food - enjoy the rest of your weekend, whatever you're up to!


Sues August 16, 2008 at 11:14 AM  

Sounds like you both had a great day! How great is that?! Enjoy your party tonight and keep dry!!! at least you don't have to walk home in the rain/dark this time!!!

plg August 16, 2008 at 5:32 PM  

We're packing Shaun up & moving him into his dorm on Sunday. I am SO excited for him!!!!!!!

Linda August 18, 2008 at 8:42 AM  

So glad school went well for Nattie. School starts next week for us.