I totally love the beginning of the school year. Have you ever noticed how nice the inside of a brand new composition book smells? And new, perfectly sharpened colored pencils. Long colored pencils, all the same length exactly.
Tuesday morning we all walked Danny to his first day of first grade up at Park Road Montessori. He was so excited and so happy. I really need to take some pictures of all the wonderful materials – and the whole environment – in his classroom, because it truly is a place where lots of learning happens.
Remember Monique? She is the human equivalent of a guardian angel. She’s Danny’s nurse at school, and she’s by his side every moment. I have no doubt that she’s going to like first grade, too.
I can’t decide what my favorite grade is. I can’t even decide what my favorite subject is! This year Emily and Sam are working on Natural History and have already started beautiful nature journals… and since I’ve delegated high school level Latin to Mrs. Madden, I think maybe science is going to be the best part of my year. Or maybe math. Math is always good.
Or literature. You should see the piles of books already. On the other hand, Sam and I are going to learn drafting and mechanical drawing this year. Something totally new is always interesting.
Meanwhile, updates on friends: Ian is HOME. I am totally not kidding. Truly a verifiable miracle, I think. Our latest update on WC was that the doctors tried to see how he’d do off the ventilator, but he didn’t fly, so they put him back on. The recipient of the prayer socks has her biopsies (yes, plural… they decided to do both sides…) Tuesday. Tuesday would be a good day to light a candle and say a decade or two for her intentions.