Friday, September 2, 2011

Something Old, Something New

At the time of this posting, we will have had about two weeks under our belts in terms of the 2011-2012 school year.
And in my honest's been great!
And while some things have changed, some things have stayed the same.
Hence, the title of this blog post.

Both kids are in the same school as last year.
Both kids have the same group of friends in class, or at least see them often.
Both kids start and end their days on the same schedule as last year.
Both kids are content.
That makes Mom content.

Both kids have new teachers.

Yep, that's about the only new "change" to their school days.
And while this was to be expected, having kids with special needs and changing their teachers can be a little scary.
Kaitlyn loved Miss M....a lot.
And Andrew was IN LOVE with Miss F...a lot!
Yes, my boy had a crush on his Pre-K teacher.
And Mom and Dad both appreciated each of those teachers.

Now, Kaitlyn has a new teacher: Miss L.
Miss L and Miss M are polar opposites.
While Miss M was a newer teacher overflowing with enthusiasm and ideas, Miss L brings over two decades of teaching experience with her to the classroom.
Miss L is all business.
Miss L had already rearranged Kaitlyn's schedule...on the second day of school!
Miss L means business with Kaitlyn, and little Miss Kaitlyn knows that.

And then there is Andrew.
Gone is Miss F and we met his new teacher, Miss S.
It took a while for him to warm up to her, but I knew in my heart that she would be a perfect fit for him.

At our Meet-n-Greet, she tested the waters and gave him the space that he needed.
But within thirty minutes, they were sitting side by side, playing a game and talking away.

While the comforts of something old are just that...comfort...we know that something new brings so much to the table.
New ideas.
New sets of eyes.
New thoughts.
New objectives.
New benchmarks.
New goals.
New dreams.
New friends.

Here is to hoping that you all are finding the beginning of your school years as promising and productive as ours has been!

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  1. Beautiful picture of Andrew and Kaitlyn! I'm glad their school year is going well so far. Here's hoping Audrey will like her new teacher, too. Awesome how Andrew has a window (it's huge!) in his classroom. I wish Audrey's did.

  2. they look happiest both!!! My son is SponjeBob fan too!!! (and my husband :) )