Today is the first day of school. It’s darling K’s first day of First Grade.
Oh my! It is back to school again. K is now officially a First Grader. Today, we received the postcard from her new teacher. And we met her this evening at the new school. All the school supplies needed for the whole year were submitted this evening.
As you know, our school district did some rezoning because K’s previous school is over populated. The students who are affected with the rezoning will attend the newer elementary school, which is 5 miles distance from our house. Hopefully, K will be joined by a few of her classmates in Kindergarten from her previous school. She will be delighted about that seeing a familiar face.
Being a transferee makes you feel uneasy. It is always takes time to adjust to the new school. I was a transferee, too, when I was in school. In fact, I was transferred to three schools because my family moved three times-twice during my grade school days and once when I was in middle school. It was tough because I didn’t remember my parents encouraged me or comforted me during the adjustment period. This is a new challenge for me to surpass. I will do my best to be able to give my child the encouragement she needs in this transition.
K is somewhat excited, though. This is because she will not be able to see her cousin in the new school. My cousin and I talked to our girls and assured them that everything will be fine. They will be seeing each other again in Middle School, and they will always have play dates.
Though I am not quite excited for the back to school coming Monday, but I am happy that we all had a wonderful summer. I am hoping for a great school year, too.
How about you?
Hi, everyone! It’s back to school already. How’s your summer vacation? Did your children enjoyed their summer relaxations? Where did ya’ll go?
Gee. I missed the tax-free weekend shopping this month. Me and my family went to a week-long vacation out of state. We went to Arkansas Diamond Mine State Park in Murfreesboro and to Wegner Crystal Mine in Mount Ida. They have been in our bucket list so we were glad we were able to go and visit these beautiful sites. Then we headed to Beaver’s Bend State Park in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. For us, vacation is always about adventure, enjoyment, family fun, and relaxation. Experiencing the places we visit and making great memories are life’s treasures.
Oh, you know what? My darling daughter has reached another milestone. She is going to Kindergarten this year. I am in a sentimental mode right now. I am a stay-at-home mom and I will be missing her during the day when she’s in school. When my husband and I first brought up the idea of schooling to our daughter K, she said she doesn’t want to go to school because she will miss me. And if I will drop her off to school, she wants me to wait for her at the school’s parking lot. 🙂 But when we attended the Back-to School Bash event last Saturday and Meet the Teacher Day Thursday, my darling daughter somehow began to show excitement.
Even though I missed the tax-free weekend, I still had great deals on school supplies for back-to-school. One of the stores I like shopping for school supplies is Walmart. They have great prices on notebooks, pencils, crayons, glue, binders…and others. I finished the school supplies shopping today because I don’t have a plan to drive anywhere tomorrow. I am going to relax, enjoy the last day of sleeping late tomorrow. Because on Monday, our lives are gonna change so much – on the first day of school.
I am happy that we are in a school district where standardized school clothing are implemented. I do not have to worry about buying new clothes for K. With standardized school clothes, my laundry will be reduced to about 20% every week, I think.
I bought five assorted solid-colored polo shirts from OshKosh.com for $5.00 per shirt. The two navy skirts were bought from Walmart for $8.98 each I believe. I got two excellent condition khaki pants, one khaki dress, and one navy dress for free from the Back-to-School Bash outgrown uniform donation. A pair of black Mary Jane school shoes were bought today from Payless Shoe Store for $14.99. Oh, I almost forgot the Shopkins backpack was $15.98 and Peppa Pig lunch bag $8.00 are from Target.
Besides shoes, uniforms, papers and pens, one of the most important back-to-school supplies are handbags and backpacks. When my siblings and I were younger, we’re really get excited when the school starts. Even though we were poor, we tried our best to finish school. We lack of something more often but we survived the tough times.
To be honest, I didn’t have a decent bag for my school things. So I just carried my stuff to school everyday in my arms. I envy those students who carries backpacks and nice handbags to school. I thought to myself, I will be able to buy one for myself and each for my siblings someday. Though it didn’t happen sooner, I was happy that me and my siblings were able to finish school with flying colors despite of difficult times.
Now that we are grown ups and have our own kids, we do our very best to provide for their needs especially when school requirements are concerned. It was back to school two weeks ago. My niece and nephews were all set. They have new school supplies, new uniforms, and bags. My sister, brother, and I were shopping for backpacks for the kids. We were looking for ones that will last for a very long time. That means they should be durable. There were a lot of styles and brands but ZALORA’s collection of Jansport bags is pretty awesome!
I was dreaming of this backpack before. It’s simple yet durable. The size is just right for carry on. And with proper use and care, it will stay for a very long while. This is truly great for back to school.