He only had a half-day. He was neither excited nor upset about his day. Here's what he told me he did in the 4 hours he was there:
I saw the art room, the place where we eat, the princetaple (Principal) - we talked to him for a while. We ate lunch and had PE. I learned to sit on the black line. We also got to stand on the rug. Someone stood on the red light, someone stood on the grapes, someone stood on the... (several different pictures). We watched tv. Elmo and (pause) Barney (said in a disgusted voice!). Then I learned where I will wait for you to pick me up.
When do my brothers come home? What can I do when we get home? Can I have a dessert? Can I play video games?
Nathan (2nd grade)
Full day of school. When I picked him up, I could see it all over his face that he did NOT have an enjoyable day.
The PE teacher sounded mean in her voice. We didn't play games. We had to do a meet-and-greet. I didn't like it very much. We didn't have recess either!
(Almost in tears:) I don't think I'm ready for this school. (break my heart!)
(So I asked about math... he likes math.) Yes, we had math. But I didn't like their kind of math. They had too many words mixed in with the numbers. I like our home math. (I honestly don't know what he's talking about here because we did word problems ALL THE TIME.)
(I told him that today was not a typical day. PE would get more exciting and recess would come when there wasn't rain. Then I asked him if he wanted some frozen yogurt. He was feeling a little better after that.) :)
Will (5th grade)
Full day of school. Relaxed with a grin on his face when I picked him up. Here's what he had to say:Well...
(if you know Will, then you are quite aware that he starts everything with "well...")
I had a good day. I remembered some of the kids from my Kindergarten class. We spent our morning getting our binders ready for the school year. That lasted until 10:00! We had a meet-and-greet in PE. We went to music. I have some papers for you to fill out - you can go on the internet to take care of them. I ate lunch and I heard some mumbling from someone that they wished they had a lunchbox like mine. We had snack time.
ME: What? No one told me you had a snack time? Nathan... did you have a snack time? (Yes) What did you guys eat? (Nothing) What? How come I didn't know about snack time? I am SO SORRY boys.
Will, grinning: You've been homeschooling for 4 years... that's why you didn't know about snack time!
Back to Will's monologue...
We switched classes and in the third class I fell asleep. The teacher was trying to learn everyone's names and when he finally got them all right, he went all crazy-like and woke me up! (proud of himself and smiling like he got away with something).
Then I met up with Nathan and waited for you to pick us up.
Are we really going for frozen yogurt? :)