Here's some highlights from the day:
Lunch with a thermos full of hot soup.
We were about 15 minutes late getting into the school because just as I pulled into the parking lot Jevan went for his bucket. As I've blogged before, he gets car sick and I couldn't really give him gravol because I didn't want him sleeping through his first day. When we came in he was immediately hustled off to an assembly. At the beginning of every week the kids all gather in the gym and sing "Oh Canada." I was shocked to see how low enrollment has dropped this year. There are 60 kids in the whole school, four classes, and that's it! Jevan is in a split class; kindergarten/grade 1 and Sydney is in grade 4/5, next year she'll be in grade 6 and that class is the only one that isn't split.
After recess Jevan puts his coat into his locker. And would you look at that, already a girl is talking to him! "Hey Missy there's room for only one woman in Jevan's life right now and that's his Mama!!" Oh Lordy what am I going to do when he hits high school!??
As I was standing in the back I saw Jevan tapping his teacher telling her he was still hungry and asking when was lunch? This was right after recess! She explained that when he went to daycare at noon he would eat there. I don't think he was happy with the answer, mind you the teacher didn't know that he had thrown up his breakfast. I was able to enroll Jevan in daycare until Friday, and come Monday he'll start full days at school, this saves me having to drive in and pick him up at noon. For a mere three days of daycare the paperwork I had to fill out was insane but thank goodness they had room for him. It's great that the daycare is located downstairs in the school, so they just go up and take all the kids down there when it's time.
After all the kids gathered in a circle Jevan wasn't quite sure what was going on. He had missed the "this is what we do speech" when we were sitting in the truck earlier.
When school was over I had a little talk with him about "tapping" his teacher after seeing him doing it numerous times. He doesn't do this at home and will usually say "excuse me" a million times (we're working on the "waiting part").
He finally found a place and settled in... and I was able to say goodbye and head for home :)
Jevan rode the bus home and was fine. No throwing up, thank goodness. He's usually pretty good in the afternoon so Thursday morning was the big test. He did great! With no confining seatbelts, and able to move around a lot more, I think he'll be fine... now if he would just quit eating his lunch in the morning... :)