Samantha started first grade last week. I can’t believe how fast the summer went and that she’s not a kindergartener any more. I, sadly, missed her first week back due to having meningitis, so I haven’t met her teachers yet or been back on campus.
She is with new classmates now. I was worried how she would adjust to different people in her class, but she seems to be fine with it. One of her good friends from last year is in her class again. Fortunately, all four of the first grade classes play together at recess, so she gets to be with her friends and keep socializing with them.
Her homeroom this year is an English speaking teacher. Her Mandarin teacher had a family emergency in Taiwan, so they have had a substitute (who does not speak Mandarin) for the first week.
Monday, I’m going to drive her to school, and I have to say, I’m kind of excited to get back and see all the parents. I can’t wait to hear about summer vacations and what everyone thinks about the new teachers. I’m excited to meet the new parents who I didn’t have much contact with last year. I never expected back to school to be as exciting for me as it is for Samantha. I hope I wear the right thing. :)