There were a few nerves today on the first day of Grade 4, but not too many. We’ve done this before after all, starting with that first day of Kindergarten not so very long ago.
Today we picked up a friend of my son’s on the way to school. The kids were happy to be back together with their peers after a long summer.
The boys wore shorts and running shoes per usual for a hot day. No fancy first day of school outfits. Just another day as an active, busy 9 year old.
I’ll never understand why they do it this way, but in this school district the first day of school only runs for half an hour. It was a quick drop off and pickup before we were headed home for an extended playdate and a fun first day of school lunch out.
We will learn a lot more about Grade 4 this week – who my son’s teacher is and all the little details to come about the new classroom and classmates.
I know the year will go by fast. Too fast. We may not be ready for that, but we’re ready for tomorrow.