The day I’ve been dreading is coming up fast.
Girlie Girl will be starting Kindergarten next week.
I know this may come as a shock since most of you are smack dab in the middle summer vacation. However, Girlie Girl will be attending the largest public elementary school in the state which runs on a multi-track system. Basically, it just means that since there are so many kids enrolled, they can’t all attend at the same time. There are 4 different tracks - red, blue, green, yellow - and they will rotate being in school throughout the year. Girlie Girl’s schedule will be on for 2 months then off for 3 weeks, on for 2 months then off for 3 weeks, and so on, for the entire year. I guess I’m going to have to look into homeschooling for those 3 weeks!
I’m so fortunate to have a job where I can pretty much make my own schedule. I can work as much or as little as I want. I don’t know how families with 2 full-time working parents can handle this kind of school schedule. What do they do each time the kids are out for weeks at a time?
Anyway, today was the first of two days of testing and placement. I was really nervous since I clearly remember the drama when Girlie Girl started pre-school. She’s definitely much more social and outgoing now but can still be apprehensive at times.
However, when the clerk called her name to go to her new classroom, she just stood up, said goodbye, and promptly left. No tears. No hesitation. I was so proud of her yet sad to see how much she’s grown. And when I picked her up, she was full of excitement. She even made a new friend. She said she wants to go to her new school forever and ever.
Excuse me while I grab a tissue. *sniff*
BTW, look’s who’s back online! Yipee!