Today was the first day of school. Audrey is in sixth grade this year, starting middle school. Charlotte is in fourth grade.
Even though they were sad about the end of summer, at the same time they were very excited for school to start. Audrey was excited about the "team" she's on in the middle school (there are three - they travel through the year as a group), and Charlotte was very excited about her teacher assignment.
They were so excited that they were completely ready to leave 30 minutes before necessary this morning.
Audrey got her hair trimmed and freshly colored yesterday to prepare. She's got plans to rotate the color throughout the year. I think green is next, and then pink.
The middle school starts 30 minutes earlier than the elementary, so our routine will change a little. Earlier to bed, I guess.
After school both girls were very happy. They had great first days. Charlotte thought the biggest troublemaker boy was going to be in her class again but he isn't (although he sits right next to and has a locker right next to one of her best friends, in a different class). Audrey was really excited about the expanded lunch options at the middle school compared to elementary school. She stays in her home room all day the first two days so she won't get a real sense of the schedule until Thursday. In addition to the core subjects she's taking French and Band!
The year seems to be off to a great start.