Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Back to School!

I have a lot of summer left to write about. You know me well enough by now to know that it may or may not happen. I hope it does because there were a lot of lovely things in the second have of the summer. For now, though, I thought I'd give a quick update about Kindergarten. Duncan started a week ago, and things have been going well. Three of his friends from Little Professors are in his Kindergarten class, which helped the transition a lot. Each day I have asked him if he learned any of the other kids' names; each day he says he has not. Today, however, he told be he made a new (nameless) friend, and then I watched them walk into school together, hand-in-hand. He's enjoying the "specials" (art, physical education, music, library, and something called "project adventure"). He claims that he hasn't "learned" anything, but I'm not sure I trust that assessment. Tonight at dinner we were playing "what was your best thing that happened today" and "what was the worst." To the latter, Duncan responded "Nothing." I asked "So there was nothing today you didn't like?" "No," he reassured me. I think that's a great statement about how Kindergarten is going!

First day pictures: