We’ve now been back to school for well over a month and I’ve not done my back to school post. I can’t believe how big the boys are getting, where is the time going? My baby boy Lucas started Primary five, it doesn’t seem five minutes since I was worrying about him starting school, now here he is in the upper end of Primary school.
For Lucas this will be a challenge of expanding his learning through more novels and maths or which he is a whiz at the later. He will also have lots of different after school activities like trying out for the football team, musical theater, etc. If it was just Lucas at school I’d probably let him walk home on his own, but with his brother being there and still only six I feel it’s a little too young. Plus I’m at work most of the time there are at school so I am not sure that the Grandparents would be comfortable with this. What age did you let your children walk home from school?
Lucas loves school, we’ve had a few issues last week, but on the whole he loves going, really likes his teacher and adores playing football at break time with his friends. It’s a lovely school, which has a new building last year and it’s wonderful to see him thrive.
Tyler just started his last year in the infant section of primary school, where has the time gone, he’s into Primary three and still only six so he’s one of the youngest in his year. Unlike his brother Tyler is not as keen on going to school, but loves it once he’s there. He’d much rather stay at home and play with his soft toys.
Having a lovely group of friends Tyler enjoys playing with them and likes the fact he can also play with the older kids with his brother and cousins. He does really well in his school work and his reading came on leaps and bounds last year. If only he’d see that. He can sometimes be a little disheartened and say his brain doesn’t keep information. I am trying to help him see it does and build his confidence. How do you encourage confidence in your child?
Even though he is shy and quite a sensitive wee soul, he still goes on stage when asked and sings his wee heart out. This year he is doing the harvest festival. He’s a wee baker or chef in the making and I am keen to see how much he grows this year.
The school years are going past so quickly and I’d like to slow down and take it all in, but the boys are thriving and with the exception of a few bumps in the road they are doing well. I am proud of them and I am active in the school with parent council, etc which I think helps and makes you feel a bit more involved in their school life.
Here we are starting the 2015 school year. It hasn’t been the easiest start, but fingers crossed we’ve over the hurdle. I am looking forward to seeing what this year brings. How are your little ones settling into the new school year? I’d love to see your posts?