Friday, October 1, 2010

First Day of SCHOOLS!!

This year we were LUCKY ENOUGH (sense the sarcasm please) to have 2 first day of schools!! The boys started 1st and 4th Grades this year at Bluffridge Elementary on July 21st. Caleb had Mrs. Bowen and Cole had Mrs. Edwards. I think they were both pretty excited to get started back to school and be with their friends especially since they knew we were going to be moving in a couple of months. They both really like their teachers and had friends in their classes. But they were on C track so they only went to school for three weeks and then they were on track break for like a month. Once they did start back to school they only had 4 days and then we were moving to Colorado. Cole has had a super hard time with the change and Tank being gone so needless to say, he didn't want to go back to school and no matter how hard I tried it wasn't happening. So he came home with me for the rest of the week and Caleb stayed and had a good time saying good bye to all of his friends at Bluffridge. His class all made him goodbye cards it was so nice.
Cole's first day as a 1st grader at Bluffridge Elementary Caleb's First Day as a 4th grader at Bluffridge Elementary !
On September 20th Caleb and Cole started school again for the first day at Sage Canyon Elementary! I had been trying to prepare them for this day the best I could. We had gone and met their teachers ahead of time and they were both really nice. Caleb has Mrs. Barthelemy and Cole has Mrs. O'Brien. We had bought all their school supplies coming to a total of over $40.00 per kid!! So we were ready to go, at least I hoped! Well Caleb did great on the first day, he headed right into his class and handled it like a champ!! Cole on the other hand was the exact opposite. I tried for like 35 minutes to get him to stay but he was not having it. I tried shutting him in the classroom but he got out and chased me down the hall. Finally the teacher called the Principal into to help. She talked to him for a little bit and then told him to tell me good-bye and she would stay with him until he was ready to go to class. He finally went into class but had a sad day the rest of the day. I will make this saga of a week short but it didn't really get better only worse. We had a few encounters with the Principal (who by the way is super nice but firm) Cole decided after a time or two with her that it was better to be in class. He made friends with a really cute girl in his class and has really taken to her. Lucky for me, she is in our ward so I think that will help with that too. Caleb had a slow start making friends! he just loved his friends in Syracuse so much that he had it in his head that he didn't need to make any new friends but after a few talks he has decided the kids here aren't too bad and has taken more of an interest in them. His new favorite things to do at recess are Four square and tether ball. So after 2 weeks under our belt they have realized it isn't too bad here and that we might actually like it.
Caleb's 1st day at Sage Canyon as a 4th grader.

Cole's first day at Sage Canyon as a 1st grader! Can you see the excitement in that face???



Wow! That's a quite an experience for your boys starting school twice and you helped them handle it well. Poor Cole - glad he is liking it better now. I've been thinking of you all, hoping everything has settled down for you. Thank goodness for blogging to keep us in touch! :)

annalisa glenn

Oh Christel, I feel your pain! I hope school drop off it getting easier and that all is going well for you guys.