First day of school is fast approaching here in the East Coast. My 2nd grader is pretty much excited to attend to his new school, meet new friends, and ride the school bus. As a worry wart parent, I am excited and at the same time worried. People had been telling me that he is gonna be okay, and that kids adjust easily in their surroundings. Well, I dont know about that, because it took my son 1 year to get used to in his old school, so I am hoping and praying that he will be okay, and the experienced of being bullied last year is already forgotten. I also hope that I will not received a letter like this(photos below) again. =DThis was last year, when he was in 1st grade. I was looking for his old paper works and found this letter, so I thought I would share it here. It didnt make me mad though, in fact it made me laugh. hehehe. The teacher made him wrote this one, because he didnt went inside the classroom when the bell rang, that break time was over. I talked to Jian about it, that its important to listen, follow his teacher, and be aware of his surroundings. I remembered he listened to me intentively, and when there was a Parent-Teachers meeting, I asked his teacher about it, if he is still doing it, and she said ‘No, he hasnt been doing it anymore.’ I was glad though. It probably sinked in finally. I hope he remembers all the lessons that he learned from 1st grade, so that he will not have any problem in his new school. But you know kids are kids. If they get excited of something, they forget the other thing. 🙂
To move to a new place here in US is not an easy thing to do. Specially if you are moving to a new State cause the laws would be different, the people, the food, the surroundings, and the weather. Good thing we didn’t moved that far from our old place, so getting used to in our new surroundings right now was not so tough for me. But for my 2nd grader its gonna be a big challenge for him, because he will be going to a new school, and fitting in might be a problem for my soon-to-be-2ndgrader. This really worries me. I hope he will fit in just fine and make new friends. Because the last school that he attended, it took him a while to fit in.
And now he is going to start from scratch again. Hubby and I tried to find a new place just within the old district, so that he will still go to the same school. But sad to say, we didnt find anything that is within the district. We feel sad that he has to experience all these, and this is not gonna be the first move,because after a year from now we will move again to a new place. Its gonna be a very stressful year for my son, but Im hoping things will be okay for him, and I hope that he will enjoy meeting new friends, adjust with the surroundings, and get used to with the facilities in his New School. I also hope that he will like his new school, if not, then I have no choice but to pull him out and home school him.
Well, theres one good thing though, that my son is excited about, and that is to ride the school bus! 🙂 In our old place, he was a Van rider, because there is no school bus from Spring Grove Elementary passes by our house, so he was specially picked up by a Van, and dropped off by a Van right in front of our house. Aint that cool? Sometimes it will drive in to our driveway if Im not at the gate to pick him up. I sure miss those days, but oh well, we have to move on and accept this changes that is happening to our lives right now. If things doesnt work out with my boy, mommy will always find a solution.
I would like to share this photo below of my son on his last day of riding the Van 4. This was taken on his last day of school a couple of months ago.
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