Holy Cow. I can't even believe how quickly the last few weeks have gone. It is amazing how quickly my days go when I'm repeating myself 9,087 times...then come home and repeat myself another 4,854 times with my three kids and husband.
I have a lot of students this year (two periods are at 33 students and two are at 36...plus a period with 20 and a homeroom with 24) and it is amazing the difference in having four PACKED periods. Normally I have every single kid's name down pat by the first day, but this year it took me the first two days and there are still a few students whose names I reverse. That's not acceptable for me and I just feel awful about it. But we're all just chugging along. Before I know it, they'll be family and I won't be able to remember a time when I didn't remember their names.
In the meantime, my kids have been SO enjoying preschool again. Isabella barely looks at us when we drop her off, which makes my Mama heart so happy because I know how loved and cared for she is. Aiden's language has just exploded since we started back up and it's confirmation, once again, at how important preschool is for Aiden. And Connor is so happy to see his friends. He keeps talking about how excited he is to go to kindergarten and I think that's a testament to how fun they make learning for him! Mr. Howard and I have been loving hearing their conversations in the bath and dinner telling us all about their day, or mimicking things they've learned in school with each other.