That’s right Nick started Kindergarten! If we were still living in Seattle he would have missed the cut off date, but in Denver their cut off date is later, so he is able to start Kindergarten. It is so nice to have the school right next to us. Nick rides his scooter to school and I walk with Joselyn in the stroller. I think Nick feels pretty studly cruising up to school on his scooter and with his superhero backpack. It works out great to walk him to school- except when it is raining and we’ll have to see how the snow goes, but for now it is nice. Nick likes not having to ride a bus. He is in the afternoon class, so it is nice not having to rush in the morning and class is 2 ½ hours long. Since Doug has not started work yet, I have been able to go up and volunteer several times. It is fun to see the kids and see how the interact. Nick has a few kids in his class that he also knows through church, so it has been nice to have a few friends that he knew a little before school started. He is liking it.
One thing that surprised me is that he has homework! The teachers request that we do homework with them 4-5 times a week for 20-30 minutes or more:) I was unsure about it, but so far I find it enjoyable to sit down with him and see how much he knows and help him improve. They are teaching him sight words and he is reading a little, and by a little I mean just a few words, but I already see that he is learning a lot. Homework is still new and exciting to him, so we’ll see how things go as the year goes on.
Nick showing off his back pack.
In line on his first day of Kindergarten!
It’s a brand new day The sun is shining It’s a brand new day For the first time In such a long long time I know I’ll be ok.