Today was the first day of Grade 1 and Grade 3 in our house.
No, the Professor and the Princess didn’t get dolled up in new outfits, they didn’t have new school supplies and they didn’t pose for pictures.
It was actually rather uneventful.
Aside from the amazing little Milk Monkey trying so hard to participate from the side lines!
School took place in our living room and we were all super comfy in our pj’s.
I enjoyed a nice cup of coffee as I began the journey of teaching my Princess to read and write.
The Professor easily fell back into his normal school routine.
It all feels so natural now.
Of course, there were the usual moments of holding back my frustration, especially while the Princess learned to write the letter “A a”.
Her tiny little fingers gripped the pencil as she tried to form the curved part and then connect the “stick” just right.
I wanted so badly to be able to help her do it perfect but instead I encouraged her gently “That’s it, you almost have it! You’ll get it on the next one! Keep trying! Remember it’s a lower case ‘a’ keep it between the lines.”
She was trying so hard her forehead had little wrinkles and her nose was scrunched,
her little freckles displaced – I love those freckles!
She blew through the math, at times losing patience with me “Mummy, I get it!” and she did get it!
She’s so smart!
The Professor and I came to an agreement, he’s now on summer work load. It just made more sense.
He’s still 6 years old and he blew through Grade 2 in less than 8 months!
It’s time to slow down a bit. We’ll supplement with lots of reading and some fun projects!
Today I added up his grade average for last year – 99.2%!
His response was “That’s it?! I’ll have to try harder this year!”
I reassured him he did awesome this past year, he definitely doesn’t need to worry, just keep up the excellent work!
I’m a big fan of my Little Professor!!!
We made a pact – this year I’ll try to be more patient and he’ll keep on working as hard as usual!!
Just in case I haven’t mentioned it enough…
I absolutely adore my children!!!!