I just realized that the first day of school posts started on this blog when KJ went into KINDERGARTEN. Woah. So crazy. Thanks, family blog. I now present to you, KJ's first day of school as a HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT. 😭😭😭😭
It's fine. We're fine. No issues here.
KJ left for early morning seminary and the ninth grade at 5:40 in the morning. He was excited and nervous and everything in between.
I am so thankful to say everything went great and is going great and so far the transition into high school of going super smoothly. Hallelujah! He told me at freshman orientation last week he never thought he'd be going to high school in a giant high school in Las Vegas. I agreed and told him that his childhood will be a life lesson in expect the unexpected.
Olivia began her career as a MIDDLE SCHOOLER. 😭😭😭😭 No, no, it's fine. We're fine. We can take it.
She started 6th grade at the new STEM middle school at 8:00 in the morning and goes until 3:11. Long day!
She has also been doing great with the change, thank heavens! We also learned that she scored high enough on the entrance tests that they have put her in the accelerated classes in English and science. The accelerated SEVENTH grade classes. Wild. She is excited and motivated, so go, Liv, go.
Katelyn began 3rd grade at a new school because of a zoning change. She is our third child to start third grade in a new school. Thank heavens we didn't have to move for this one, though! Phew! Her new elementary school is also a STEM school, so how cool is that.
Kate the Great starts school at eight. (That's a little back to school poem for you.)
She was really cool as a cucumber going in and had a great day. Hurray! Her teacher is nice and the kids are nice and she is really hoping to make good friends. I think she will. Third grade is the best!
I include this picture because it's funny.
Benson enjoyed getting to pick his own shows again, and honestly, that's how I let him spend his morning, as king of the castle. Then he climbed up on my bed to cuddle and promptly fell asleep for a long post-summer nap. When he woke up he really wanted his siblings back! And we welcomed them all home with open arms, anxious to hear their reports.
It was a good first day of school. Hurray.