can I join? I read this thread for a bit when it first started then totally forgot about it. I've just skimmed the last pages and have a few comments, but mostly I'm looking forward to hearing about all the different experiences.
My oldest started 1st grade right after Labor Day and it's going great as far as I can tell. This is the 3rd year this school has been open. DD attended K here too and I really really really liked her K teacher. The word in the 'hood is that her 1st grade teacher is really "strict." I don't know exactly what the other parents mean by this term, so I'm interested to find out. So far I like everything the teacher has sent home. There hasn't been any homework yet, except yesterday DD brought home guided reading book that we read together and marked on a journal. She really likes that.
Curriculum night is tomorrow night, and I'll be all ears.
I don't know what volunteering opportunities there will be exactly, but I do know there are some. I volunteered quite a bit in K. I am somewhat limited by my other 2 kids -- I don't have many child care options for my other 2 young kids, and I don't want to take them with me. I'll do as much as I can.
DD has joined Brownies this year. Does anyone have experience with Brownies? Good, bad or otherwise, I'd love to hear!
She pretty much refuses to eat breakfast, I don't even offer anymore. She will sometimes have a glass of orange juice. They do have a morning snack, and she chooses one of the items from her lunchbox for that. Most days, she finishes her lunch. I put quite a few options in there because she is a very particular eater and I just want to make sure she gets enough. She hasn't tried the hot lunch once! I love the idea of going to have lunch with her. I am going to try and work that out.
I think that's it for now. I'll be reading mamas!