Remember how anxious I was about school? Seems like it was unnecessary worry on my part - at least as far as the girls are concerned.
Kee loves her class. She thinks it's fantastic that she gets to bring a lunch and that the drinking fountain in her hallway has a special spigot for filling water bottles. She has three new best friends (Although, they will never replace her old house best friend), and a new arch enemy (who totally does replace the old one). She can't wait to borrow books from the library. She was thrilled to tell me that she got to go read a story that she wrote to the principal, and even received a particularly handsome fuzzy frog sticker as a mark of achievement for it. She won lollipops three days in a row for remembering to bring everything she needed to school. (Although, technically, those lollipops should be mine, since I packed the bag... but I digress.)
Beege has made some new friends, none of whose names she can remember. She has even found someone with a shared love of Pokemon and Minecraft to chat with. She has joined the cross country team (they ran past the front window during practice today!), and signed up to be a library helper. She has plans to try out for basketball. She is totally stoked that she gets a locker this year, and over the moon to be learning French. She has forgotten one item in each classroom that she's been in, but she didn't seem to see that as a bad thing.
We've had no homework for anyone yet, so I'm curious about how that will go. The notes I got home seem to imply that most of the homework will consist of making sure that they both read for at least 20 minutes a night, either alone or with an adult; which will not be an issue, considering Beege has read 3 novels this week, and Kee is on her second re-read of Jedi Academy*.
I haven't gotten to meet the teachers yet, but that's coming up with Meet the Teacher night.
On the whole, I'm feeling pretty good.
Now if I could only get the one to actually get out of bed in the morning, and the other one to stop spending an hour in the bathroom so no one else can get in there, we'd be set.
How about you? How did your back to school go?
*There are two in the series so far, by Jeffrey Brown. She is in love with these books, and we can't wait until there're more of them so we don't have to keep reading the same two with her over, and over, and over, and over...