The summer holidays seem to have whizzed by far too quickly again and tomorrow the new school year begins. It’s going to be a tough week in our household with changes for all three kids.
Our daughter begins Year 7 and their daily structure has changed with five one hour long lessons, rather than six 50 minute ones and break and lunch time are now later. She also has to get used to the fact that one of her brothers is joining her at school. Their paths shouldn’t cross too much apart from when I drop them off and pick them up each day, but it is an added stress for her to deal with. She likes to keep home and school life very separate and when they were both at lower school, teachers remarked that you wouldn’t have known they were siblings, as our daughter avoided her brother with the widest berth possible!!
Our eldest son begins his journey in Middle School and although he comes across as the most confident of the three children, he is nervous about starting somewhere new. He will soon find his feet though and he’s lucky to have two close friends with him in his new class that he has known since nursery school.
Our youngest son starts Year 2 tomorrow and has the hardest task as he has a new teacher, new 1:1, two new TAS who work in the classroom and a new dinner lady to get used to. Plus he is upset that his brother will no longer be around at school – they used to play at lunch time and break and were often seen to give each other a hug or a beaming smile to one another. It is such a contrast to the relationship our daughter has with our eldest son at school.
Hopefully, all three children will soon settle into their new routines. If I expect the worst this week, it can only get better!! Good luck to all of you out there who will go through similar experiences this week.