Thursday, August 29, 2013

Hot Hot Hot

The heat index is 100 today, and with some schools not having air conditioning, a heat schedule has been implemented for the rest of this week. That means the kids are getting off school an hour and a half early. Christian is lucky. He rides the bus. The other two have to go to latchkey, but not today. Annie picked them up so they could swim for a couple of hours before they have to go to soccer practice. Tori likes to play in the park and walk the trail while Eli practices. Meanwhile, Christian and I are going to be baking cookies for Back to School Night at the school. Yep, we are baking cookies in a hot school. Lucky us. Then, drenched in sweat, we get to walk around the school and meet his teachers. Fun, fun!

Tori Girl

Tori had a decent first week of school. She had no problems lining up on the first day and she went willingly most of the week. She did well on her first spelling and math tests. She is trying to get into the groove, but it is not easy. It usually takes her a month or so for everything to really start clicking, hence her teary episodes doing homework. We’ve had a few of those this week and last.

Tori got really upset the second day of school when she realized that Ms. Lynn had been moved to latchkey at another school. She was really hoping to see her and had a complete meltdown. Fortunately, she has been better about everything this week and has learned the new staff’s names. Of course, they are starting to change already. There was a new woman there this morning, so who knows, Ms. Lynn may come back.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Last Dance

Tori has her last dance class tonight. My friend is coming to watch. She stuck it out, tears here and there when the focus was on her, but she made it. Now whether she chooses to take another class is up to her. She seems torn between taking Ballet II again or trying something else. For now, she says she wants to focus on school and seeing what is going on there She is going to be upstairs this year in Ms. Roach’s class. She wanted a male teacher, and I thought she would cry when she didn’t get one, but she took it in stride. She is all set for a good year with Ms. Roach, even if her friends are in other classrooms.