My kids (are forced to?) take after me: we jump into life right away wherever we are! Annelise started her new Montessori last week and absolutely could not be happier! She is bursting with pride over reading. She read Go, Dog. Go! *for real* last week!!!
Will also began his new first grade, and I am so proud of the way he is transitioning. For whatever reason, Annelise's new start seems like no big deal - it's still individualized Montessori, and she wasn't quite as close with the kids in her class. She's also more go-with-the-flow (unless she's upset) than Will is. He is WAY more sensitive & has wrapped so much of his identity up in his "being a First Grader." I was nervous for him - on top of the fact that his new school is light years ahead of the one we just left curriculum-wise; it makes first grade up north seem like Kindergarten. There is a lot to catch up on, and I didn't(don't) want him to get frustrated.
So far, so good! He had his first spelling test Friday, and his sweet new teacher emailed me right afterwards that he did great! (LOOOOVE that communication!!!)
His class (along with 2 others) also gave a big patriotic music program Thursday. Apparently they had been practicing for weeks and had all made these red eagle shirts using their handprints.