Monday, August 28, 2006

Back to School

Today was the first day of the school year for me. I was in all last week, setting up the classroom and attending meetings. I was so busy and so exhausted at the end of the day, I had absolutely no energy to even write in my blog. On top of that, the class I'm taking at the local community college, started too. Then there was orientation and back to school picnic at my kids school, doctor's appointments and of course the Girl Scout trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. What a week! I'm glad that's over!

Tomorrow, both Kristin and Ian start back at school. Kristin is going into 5th grade and Ian is starting 2nd. Wow! They grow up so fast. What happened to the time? I'm actually ready for them to go back. I need the routine of the school year. Kristin is all ready. She has packed her backpack and has all her supplies ready. Ian on the other hand does not want to go. He just doesn't like school. I know it is challenging for him. He will have the same teacher and the same classroom this year. He will even have the same classmates. That should help. I'm actually quite worried about tomorrow. I know 2nd grade is a big leap from 1st. I remember when Kristin went into 2nd grade, it was a definite challenge for her for the first few months. By the second semester, she was doing much better and was into the swing of things. I don't know what will happen with Ian. Maybe he will be all right once he gets used to the routine. I certainly hope so.

I do know that he will have a new case manager. I haven't had a chance to meet with her yet. He has been transitioning well with the new specialists, so hopefully this will go okay too. When we went to the back to school picnic, he just stuck to me like glue. He wouldn't go play with any of his friends, even though they came looking for him. He did give his teacher a genuine smile, but that was his only smile. How can I make it easier for him.....? I don't know. All I can do is hope and pray that everything will go okay.

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