Thursday, August 27, 2009

First Day of School

Yesterday was Jared's first day of school and he is in 7th grade. I can not believe he is in 7th grade it sounds so grown-up and old, I don't feel old and I really don't feel like I should have a child going into the 7th grade.

So the school has all the 7th grades, plus the new kids starting in 8th and 9th grade go to school before the rest of the school starts, as an orientation. I was hoping to learn more about what his classes would be like and what his day is like. I keep telling him it is not going to be all fun and games, especial after all the homework he had over the summer.

The homework he had was not the easiest homework in the world. He had to read the Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury, write 10 things about his life and then turn 3 of them into short stories, and learn about how his family came to this area. I was hoping with homework like that that the school would challenge him in ways that the other school did not.

Now I know it was the first day and maybe they just wanted the kids to learn about the school and have a little fun. Okay I can understand that. So here is what I have learned so far about the school.

He can wear hats
they serve pizza for lunch and it is only $.75 a slice, what a deal! so he got 2 pieces yesterday
there is a Senior lounge that he can not wait to try out
When he has free time he can play his Sax in the music room
and the vending machines have actual food in them, so he can buy a cheeseburger and then heat it up in the microwave, which is located in the Radio Active Cafe.

I am still so happy the he is going to the school and very proud of him. I do not think at his age I would have left all of my friends to pursue my dreams.

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