Thursday, October 29, 2020

The First Day of School (Finally!!)

 After six months away, the boys finally got to go back to school on September 16th, and when that happened, I did a happy dance. πŸ’ƒ School started about two weeks later than originally scheduled in Massachusetts so that teachers could get things ready with all the new Covid guidelines. My town offered a hybrid model in which there are two tracks to divide the student body in half and your kids go every other day, and we did that. There was also a remote-only option, but the majority of people chose the hybrid model. If there had been an every day option, we would have picked that. My boys do way better in school than they do at home, and we're not afraid of the coronavirus, nor does it pose a significant threat to the boys or I (though Peter is at higher risk). 

10th grade! I can't believe that at the end of this school year he'll be halfway done with high school. 😱

Off he goes! It was good to see and hear school buses in the neighborhood again.

Sam is in 5th grade this year. It's his last year of elementary school. 😭

He was nervous that he wouldn't have any friends in his class, especially since the class sizes are cut down to about 12 students this year, but luck was on his side and one of his good friends from last year is in his class again this year. That's all he needed!

The boys were pretty happy to go back, and ever since school started, they prefer being in school to being at home on the asynchronous at-home days, especially Sam. All it took was a pandemic and a lockdown for them to prefer school over home! πŸ˜†