Doesn’t he look handsome?
His first day was awesome, by the way. He had a green day and the note on the folder said, “very polite.” That’s my little gentleman.
The first week should be fairly easy. It will be him and one other first grader in the class. It’s a mixed class with first graders and Kindergartners, and the Kindergartners don’t start until next week, so he will be able to get acclimated before the other students arrive. For lunch, he ate applesauce and he had animal crackers for snack, and that’s all he ate today, aside from the Lara bar we had him eat before giving him his medication this morning. I’m glad we made him eat before medicating him. The new medication we started him on kills his appetite more than the other stuff did (Daytrana patch vs dosing him three times a day on Focalin).
Anyway, other than having an accident on his way to the bathroom and otherwise refusing to use the bathroom during the day, it appears he had a really good start, and he seems happy about how the school day went. Thumbs up here!
I just need to work out all of the kinks that come with the changes. We will have not got the rest of the week figured out as far as who will pick him up from school and I’ve got meetings and after school duty all week. I was super late getting to work this morning because of walking him to his classroom, which happens to be all the way down on the far side of the building and then remembering that his car seat was still in the car and having to do it all over again. And we have to do this whole car rider card thing that we put in the window and I did not have time to pick that up with the mile long line in front of the office this morning.
But, he sure did look handsome today!! And seriously? It is so weird to call him a first grader. So weird. I had to fill out a gazillion forms this evening (because he had no homework, but I had plenty), and putting that little “1” beside “grade level” instead of a “K” felt epic. He’s going to be seven in October. He’s in the first grade. Yet, when I look at that picture, he still looks so tiny compared to the size of the school and all of the people around him. I guess he’ll grow into the school, but I’m not rushing it. First grade is big enough for now.