So we officially have an elementary school student residing here. No more preschool! It was an exciting week leading up to the start of school, a day off and then one more day of school. It went well for him. I'm hoping next week's full week schedule goes just as well.
He had agreed to do photos before his first bus ride. While we were taking them, some of our neighbors walked past, and he quickly became embarrassed and disinterested in posing! Next year I'll have to take a few photos in the back yard!
He loved taking the school bus. He met a neighbor who is on his bus and they have been sitting together. His description of school was "it was awesome, I think." So far they've spent time coloring and playing on the playground. I'm sure they've done more, but that is what he remembers.
The big change is eating lunch at school everyday. I packed his lunch the first day and he said he did not have enough time to eat it. He wanted to buy lunch on Friday. He said he still didn't have enough time to eat everything but he did eat most of the main entree. I am hoping that as the routine of lunch settles he'll figure out how to manage his time better. We agreed that he could buy lunch some days after consulting the school menu. I'm not convinced that it's healthy, like the school thinks, as they offer chocolate and strawberry flavored milk, dyed yogurts, and french fries are a veg. But, it is teaching him some independence by having to be responsible for selecting his lunch choices and buying it.
I was excited to pack his first lunch. The top photo is what I packed, although I swapped out the applesauce squeezie for an apple in the moring upon request. The bottom picture is what came home. He said he didn't have time to eat his yogurt and that the pretzel container made the food taste yucky. I did notice he had no problem eating the hershey kisses! He ate most of his apple. It's going to be an interesting year.