Evie is ready and I will be ready by August.
As a teacher, I think this might be harder for me because I know what is about to happen! My baby girl is going to grow up right before my eyes. Not sure I am ready for that but it is going to happen.
It was the first time I even walked in the school - the same school that we bought this house for, the school that I never imagined we would even live here long enough for Evie to attend. It's a wonderful school with neighborhood kids.
The doors with the keypad gave me the chills - doors that have been changed due to horrible acts of violence. While, I am happy that security measures are in place and that the school is safe for all the students. It was a reminder of how much daily life in schools has changed since I was a classroom teacher. I remember lots of lock-down practices and doors were always secured. Name tags marked school personal at all times and elaborate sign-in systems monitored activity in the school. It's a whole new world now! I filled out about 200 forms and brought certified copies of every document imaginable.
Evie's school is about a mile from our house and she will ride the bus. Henry will really be ticked off when Evie rides away on that big yellow bus. Evie is counting down the days until that big yellow school bus stops for her to climb aboard!
I am praying for a wonderful teacher that loves children and understands that children matter more than test scores. A teacher that does not expect a classroom full of robots! A teacher that allows me to come in the classroom and volunteer. Evie is a teacher-pleaser and will do just fine with any teacher.
Life keeps on changing and this is going to be a huge change for our family! It's going to be exciting to watch Evie embrace kindergarten.