Monday was Ry's first day of 3rd grade. Shelley had already met with the teachers and was cautiously optimistic. Last years special ed and regular class room teachers had already filled the new special ed and regular teachers in and that's bodes well for that.
Ry came home with a very typical first homework assignment. He was to tell about himself and his likes and a souvenir from his vacation. (Allow me to wax irritation........what vacation? The supposition that the"traditional 1.5 kid mom and dad working and taking a vacation every summer" notion is not really the norm during this economy and most especially in our real life.) So being the cuckoos we took our adventures as vacation and let Mr. Ry take his pick of "souvenirs" in the form of pictures.
His favorite food is still pizza, his favorite sport is running and of course some day he wants to compete in the Olympics, he collects action figures (now that's an understament of monumental proportion), his favorite animal is a dinosaur and he loves his family the most.
In his special ed class he was to share the wrapper from his favorite snack. (Once again the assumption that the snack came in a wrapper like candy, cookies etc.) Ry took a picture of banana in a plastic bag. And his vacation trophy.....a picture of him on Ms. Lucy's back at 7MSN Ranch.
When asked how he did on his presentation, he said, "I killed it. I'm good, they really liked it", as he swaggered away. Once again the summer program self esteem boosters have kicked him up to super kid and he is just about as terrific as any 3rd grade boy can be.
Since you know his story.......miracle number 2013 school year has begun. I'll keep you posted on his progress.
And I can't leave without telling you how GK's jumpstart day went. She doesn't actually start school until September. I will quote her. "There sure are a lot of boys and they were staring at me. Why? I was just hanging out with my friends."
She has nary a clue. The only snarky in that kid is with me (and I adore her sense of humor). Otherwise she is the Taurus beast she is and is a straight arrow and slightly oblivious. Please let it stay that way for one more year. Although I do have to report a slight case of eye rolling starting.
Mr. Ry knows he's cool and GK is just comfortable in her skin, even if she doesn't understand how cute she is.