And Scotty LOVES it. He DID manage to get sick his very first week in school, but he didn't get sick enough to miss any school and he's just about over it. Yay!
Here are just a few highlights from the first two weeks:
*Day 1: I put him on the bus and then drove to the school to meet him and walk him to class...he walked in the door, had already made a friend! I walked them to the cafeteria where their teacher meets them and he told me I could go. Yay Scotty! I was a little teary eyed, but proud. I gave him a big hug and walked back to his classroom to wait where he couldn't see me and make sure he made it in okay. Good thing! He and his new friend were visiting and didn't follow their teacher to the classroom. It was SO chaotic. I walked quickly to the cafeteria and walked them both back to class where they settled in quite nicely. At this point I wasn't sure his friend was in that class, so I was worried all day I left him in the wrong class! Fortunately it was the right class...he and Scotty are buddies now and the class clowns. *sigh*
*Scotty and his new friend feed off each other in class and both got time outs the first week for talking when they weren't supposed to. Oops! AND Scotty lost his lunchbox the very first day. Turned out to be a good thing, I sent an email to his teacher to ask where the lost and found was and we've been e-mailing back and forth ever since. I love her!
*Last week Scotty brought home a "warm fuzzy" that he got for good behavior. Yay! May I just say that these warm fuzzies are genius? They're the little poof balls that you get at the craft store, but the kids just love them!
*He IS quite upset that his table group didn't get a clip one day. You get a clip for listening, putting your things away, following directions, etc. At the end of the week the table group with the most clips gets to pick out a prize from the treasure chest. Again,genius.
*I learned all about slips too. There's one that goes to the office, one that goes home with you and another one that I can't remember where it goes. Sounds like what we called "white slips" when I was in school...I think we also called them "pink slips". I can't remember. I was worried he did something wrong and that's why he knew about them. Turns out the kid behind him in line ran and slammed into Scotty while in line and got in trouble when he wouldn't stop. Thank goodness it wasn't Scotty!
*He told me last night he was quite sad his group didn't have many clips. He really wants a pride award. You cannot ask for a pride award though. I'm still not sure what exactly it is...sounds like a piece of paper with his name on it? Whatever, he wants one and is trying REALLY hard to behave so he gets one.
*Yesterday he came home and told me that something bad happened in his class after recess. He was so serious I was worried. Apparently they just got a new fish tank and goldfish in their class yesterday. It's on a half circle table. HIS story is that he and two of his friends were standing there looking at the fish. One of his friends grabbed the tank and shook it, it got knocked over and the fish couldn't breath and the cubbies got all wet. I talked to his teacher last night at the PTA meeting and she said it wasn't Scotty's fault at all, the tank got knocked over in the excitement after recess. Phew!
*Speaking of PTA...I joined. I knew I would, but I didn't think I'd be SUPER involved. Well, I went to the very first meeting last night and something happened. I still don't know if it's good or bad. I didn't mean to, but I did. I volunteered to be on the board. I KNOW! Right? I hate socializing. I'm not one of those perky happy people all the time. I can fake it when I need to, but I prefer to be left alone. I LOVE the PTA president, she's a blast. During the meeting she mentioned two board positions that needed to be filled. One of them was membership coordinator or something like that. All I heard was "data entry". Right up my alley! So...yep, I'm going to be on the PTA board. I'm a little scared.
I'm sure there will be many more stories to come...both school stories and PTA stories...and just the chaos that is my life now that school has started. I've yet to enjoy a cup of coffee and read my book since he started. I've only been totally kid free three days counting today...and he's been in school 9 days now! AND I picked up an extra day with Ila...so I'll only be kid-free two days a week. One of which is his half day. Poop.