Many Changes Happening at the GC2C Household!!! School has Begun! #BacktoSchool

August 19, 2014

My 5 year old has started Kindergarten!  In our school, it’s called Prima (He goes to a classical education charter school). It’s so weird to think that I’m now a school-aged mama! It’s definitely something that’s going to take some getting-used-to. Andrew Meet Teacher

We did a Meet-the-Teacher day: where I got absolutely no good shots. All of them were either blurry – and/or he wasn’t looking – and/or there was someone’s behind in the shot! So I knew I had to bring my good camera on the first day of school. IMG_1362 We had one more play-date with our friend – and went to the Drive-In theater to see Planes Fire and Rescue: which was very fun!IMG_1368 I spent Sunday trying to organize our homework area so that I could feel good about a place to have him sit down each day and spend time doing homework. Being that he is in a classical education school – it is  MUCH more rigorous. They told us to expect ‘a rigorous 1st grade program for Kindergarten’. Meaning – they’ll be reading chapter books and starting multiplication by the end of the year… Wowza! Andrew First Day (Don’t Judge – I clearly have not been paying attention to the weeds this year!)

I haven’t cried once over him going to school: in fact I cried more last year because he was the only one of his friends NOT going to school! I literally had to turn off Facebook for a few days because I couldn’t handle looking at all those back-to-school photos and my son was so bummed that he wasn’t starting school.  This year – he’s SO excited!  Andrew Kindergarten

Our school has a fantastic lunch program: and while much of it sounds fantastic to me – it’s not all that appealing to Andrew. He would much rather have PB&J every day.  So-  Meanwhile I’ve been packing his lunches and snacks (they have two snack times per day) – and of course they’re not extravagant or beautiful by any means, but I’m going to be compiling a section featuring the lunches I pack so anyone else going through this situation can have some great ideas to check out! It’s all a learning experience for me! Lunch You’ll have to excuse the photo quality as I am typically packing lunches after bedtime and the lighting in the kitchen is terrible when it’s dark outside!

I’ve got a few great posts planned for you all – and Andrea has some awesome giveaways scheduled for the next several weeks: So stay tuned!!


  1. Mary Happymommy says:

    These pictures are cute! My daughter just misses the kindergarten cut off by a few days, but I don’t mind because I’m in no hurry.

    • That’s tough when it’s just a few days: I imagine it’s hard as a parent too because you have to then decide whether to push to get them in, or hold back another year. I guess we have a lot of friends with summer birthdays – because really – most of his friends did K last year and he felt so left out being at home! I do totally believe that he needed to wait this extra year to be comfortable in Kindergarten, but Andrew’s BDay is in December – so he missed it by quite a bit.

  2. shelly peterson says:

    What cute pics of him on his first day of school. He looks so happy to be there. The first day of kindergarten can be bittersweet for us parents.

  3. Donna Jacoby says:

    I miss those days very much–my son turned 18 this year & moved to South Carolina. He loved kindergarten and was always happy to be with his friends. Good luck with the school year–thank you for sharing!

  4. Such cute pictures and such great memories for your family! I can’t believe how fast kids grow!

  5. It’s really hard to believe that school is back and going strong! I have to admit that I’m loving my free time while my grandsons are at school now. 🙂

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