The other day I received a letter from the school system in the mail. It had the name of Jake’s teacher, his room assignment, as well as the school supply list. Eek! It’s so weird to think that come September he will be away all day, five days a week in school. How is that possible? Five years passes mighty fast. I don’t know what it’s like where you live, but pretty much all the school systems around here have full-day kindergarten. To me, that seems like it would be a long day, but I’ve been assured he will not find it that way. I just have to work on getting him going in the morning. Wake-up call is not a problem. As most of you know, my lovely children are even earlier birds than myself, and getting Jake to stay in bed until 6 AM is considered a victory! However, getting dressed and fed can be quite a production, so I’m starting to work on that with him now.
He’s also excited about taking lunches to school. The other day we were looking at the Kid Eats Flickr group, and he was pointing out everything he liked. I’m toying with the idea of getting one of those Laptop Lunchboxes, but I might see if the Lunch n’ Things container I’ve ordered will work for now. I was also very happy to read in the letter that the school requires you pack a healthy afternoon snack for the kindergarteners. I’m not sure what time they’ll eat lunch, but I do know that Jake can get nasty mid-afternoon if he doesn’t have something to eat.
Everything was just so organized telling me what I’ll need to get! It’s such a refreshing change from his nursery school which often kept me wondering just what was going on. We’ll get another packet in mid-to-late August and he has an orientation on August 29th where he’ll see his classroom and meet his teacher. ::sniff:: My little guy is growing up!