Tuesday, October 18, 2011

School So Far

Eli has really taken to school.  He's always dressed before I tell him, has wolfed down breakfast and is asking if it's time to go yet.

I was worried since last year he was scared and refused to even talk about school.  He's also a shy kid and pretty serious.  And, despite the fact that he hasn't had a lot of other kids to play with, he's very social at school.  When I'm walking him in the other boys yell "Hi Eli!" and their parents say he's the only kid they hear about at home.

He goes to a really great school where everyone's friendly fun things are always going on. In September was the school carnival.

He decided to ride...

after watching Esme go first.

Today was a pumpkin hunt, next week a little birthday party, and then Halloween.

Last week I picked him up and the teacher said, "What is Eli into, what would get him going? I can't even get a smile out of him."  And it's true. Most of the time he's quite serious, even if he's doing something fun, like on a ride at the fair. This has me worried since I'm always worrying and stressing and it's rubbing off on him.  Like today, I started to talk about his birthday party and grandparents coming and he said "I'm busy, I've got to go clean, wash the dishes mom." So I'm trying to be more fun.

He is, however, social.  His teacher also told me that he'd been asking everybody to come over to his house and play. He'd even asked other moms before I was there. So the teacher was glad today when she overheard me arranging something with another mom.

The boy seems to be a good student. Listens to the teacher, always gets a treat at the end of class for being good, which he keeps in his pocket to share with Esme. Besides asking to wear the same shirt every school day (luckily it's every other day) things are going smoothly. And I've noticed his teacher isn't shy about telling parents how their kid acted up that day. He doesn't complain about homework, or "fun sheets," as his teacher calls them, although, it takes some prodding to get them done.

It's fun to see him interact and slowly figure out what kind of person he will be.  And I'm especially glad that he loves school. We always take walks to his future elementary school and play at the playground, so the transition should be pretty smooth.

1 comment:

Blackham Fam said...

Way too fun. I can't wait for Gaivn to be in school, but I'm a little nervous too. Way too many choices for where your kids can go. I'm glad you found such a great situation and such a great house.