Friday, 4 September 2015

First Day of School!

It's nice to be a teacher and have days off when my kids have days off. The first day of school is different though. I'm glad I was not working when they were little. Now we all have the same rush, excitement and overwhelming feelings of the first day of school. Jill and Peirce and Bobby started on September 2. My first day was Aug 31. Everyone's first day went well and we were all totally exhausted at the end of it. Looking forward to getting this first week over!

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

New Addition to our Family!

A strange thing happens in our life now and then. Students find us.

The latest one to find us is Bobby. He is from China and will be going to high school here. He emailed us before the summer to see if we'd have a room, and we do. He seems like a really nice boy. Today I picked him up at a house that his mother and aunt are renting. They're here to help get him settled. He seems pretty confident and excited about being here. His mother and his aunt came to our house and helped him unpack and get all organized. She also wanted to take the bus from here to his school so she could see exactly how he'll get to school.

I can't imagine sending my son to China to go to school. Must be a little heart breaking. We will take good care of him though! I think he will fit in well with our family!

Monday, 24 August 2015

First Day Back!

I love summer.
I really love summer.

I really love going back too.

Today was my first day back at school. It is surprising how nervous I always feel. You'd think I'd start getting the hang of this. I still have the butterflies. Although, I have less butterflies on the first day back with teachers than I do on the day I meet my new students! That is for sure.

I realized something the other day. These students likely would have been Destiny's classmates and friends. She would have been going into grade 3 this year. These are the kids she'd have play dates with and go to birthday parties with. They will hold a special place in my heart.