Well, we are done with our first week of school. And I guess I need to use the term "week" loosely since we had a holiday on Monday and tomorrow is a teacher work day-which means there is no school and we can sleep in! Hooray! I was tired of getting up early. I shudder to think what it will be like when I do it five days in a row.....
.....in other first world problems, when I walk Jaxson to school, the humidity totally messes with my hair.
Anywho, he's had a great first week. They are learning the alphabet sounds and safety in and around the school. He really liked P.E. today and told us all about it. He also received 10 tickets this week. And we finally found out what the tickets are for! The teacher has a reward box and when you have a certain amount of tickets, you can pick out a reward. He was pretty proud of his Halloween spider ring. He now has his eyes set on a whistle. (Oh, to be a kid again.)
He also received some "homework" for the month of September. It's a bunch of little things that we normally did in Tot School. Such as writing the alphabet, counting to 20, making sets of objects...etc. Each night we have "Homework Time" where I spend about 10 minutes with him on whatever is listed on the sheet. I try to make it fun-as in, "look! We can spend time together while you write the capital "A" and lower-case "a" three times in a row!" Or, "let's memorize your student ID number and pretend to type it on the computer!" I think he is onto me though. But thankfully, he goes along with it and I make it short so he can play or watch TV.
Speaking of TV and toys, that boy has missed his toys! After the first day of school, he couldn't believe that he didn't have time to play with his Rancor Pit at night. The next morning before school, he had that toy out, his Lego helicopter, and mini-figures and was just playing away. I guess he figured that he better get to playing since school was starting soon. I think he appreciates his TV shows and toys a lot more now that he realizes that his day is filled up with school!
One night over dinner he told us that he had a new best friend and that he sits by him during class. When I asked Jax what his friend's name was, he replied, "I dunno."
His favorite part of school is definitely recess. Each day when we walk home from school, he lets me know that he made a "strike" while playing basketball. A "strike" in his terms means that he got the ball in the basket!
In other news, Justin and I are looking into him being a part of a basketball team just to learn the correct terminology.
While Jax has had a lot of fun at school, I think Julianne has had a ball being at home with me. She has loved the undivided attention. We play with puzzles, her Minnie Mouse house and figures, and we have gone shopping! This girl is serious about her shopping. She realized that she needs a purse-just like me. She will stuff that purse full of toys. Of course, I end up with her Hello Kitty shopping purse by the end of the shopping trip! I've enjoyed our girly time together-although I do miss Jax a lot during the day!