Thursday, 25 August 2016

Getting Organized for School

It really is the most wonderful time of the year, when we can start looking forward to quiet time and a regular schedule again.

It's also stressful, wondering what the challenges for next year are going to be.  With Alex heading to a new school (regardless of the which school he's actually going to be going to issues), there are a huge number of unknowns: what time will he leave and come home?  How will his new class handle it if he's getting upset?  Will they be able to encourage and continue the progress he'd made at South March?  Will the new school be closed at the end of next year (it's on the short list)?  That's just the ones off the top of my head.

For Nathan, how will he adapt to his new teacher?  Will he be overwhelmed by the changes on the first day or will he be able to cope?  There's a significant switch in independence level and maturity for Grade 4, will Nathan be left behind by his peers?

Starting next week, hopefully we can start having some answers.  The staff are to be returning to school and the school board on Monday.  We've been patient long enough and now the real work is about to begin.

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