Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Corban's first day

After MUCH prayer and discussion we decided that because of all the changes that have taken place, it was best for Corban to be in school. Our home school year was off to a great start, but with the addition of a newborn and this pregnancy, we decided that it was better for Corban to be in school. This was not an easy decision! I love homeschooling and totally believe in all the benefits. I also know that with a newborn at home and a 2 1/2 year old, doing school and doing it well would be difficult! So just about three weeks ago Corban had his first day of school!!! It has definitely been a transition for us, but Corban LOVES school. We had a few hard mornings at first, but most days he wakes up excited about his day.
His teacher is just about the sweetest thing you would ever meet. She is a total answer to our prayers. She LOVES Corban and is taking such good care of him. I have been so happy with the entire school too! The first day of school, the principal met us in Corban's classroom and introduced himself to us! A few days ago, Corban's assistant teacher asked me for a copy of his soccer schedule just so she could come watch one of his games. I'm telling you, I have been blown away by everyone's kindness.
I love that the school is literally at the end of our street too. We walk him to school in the mornings and then, because of nap schedules, he rides the bus home in the afternoon. I have to say that riding the bus has probably been the most exciting part of starting school for Corban- (even though it is only about a two minute bus ride!)

Here's Corban on his first day of school... ALL SMILES!


Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

I meant to ask you how things were going with homeschooling. I'm so glad that Corban is adjusting to his new school. So precious that he loved his 2 minute bus ride! :)

CarolinaGirl said...

I think the whole school environment is great for kids. He will create wonderful memories, and great friends. I am glad he got such a great teacher!

Melanie said...

It's nice to see your blog back Jenny! Corban looks so handsome on his first day of school! I'm so glad he is having a great time!

Chad said...

I'm so glad the transition was smooth and that he is doing good!

Faith said...

Oops! Sorry, that was me signed in under Chad =)

Lisa said...

That's so funny that he likes the bus! My daughter was in kindergarten last year and I think that was her favorite part too. She would ride to school and I would pick her up. She would get very upset on days when I ended up taking her for whatever reason.
I'm glad things are going well at school for your little man!

Darlene said...

Oh my goodness! This IS a hard transition (I posted about it a lot -under Christian education, and schooling decisions).

I pray that God continues to provide for your growing, beautiful family. A wonderful teacher is indeed a great blessing!

Love your new sidebar pics!


paige said...

He is soooooooooooooo cute!!!!! I am so glad he likes his teacher - that is such a HUGE deal!!!!! I can't believe he's old enough to ride a bus home!! Wasn't he just born yesterday?? I can't believe he's the oldest of 4 now!!! I can't believe just the other day he loved riding the FBCIT bus, and now rides his very own school bus! SOOOOO AWESOME!!!!!!

Jessica said...


I hadn't even thought about what all these changes meant for your home school. Good for you guys for making the decision that's best for your family. You'll have to check my home school blog, I just posted a sweet love letter Kade wrote for his old kindergarten teacher. If they get a good one, that makes all the difference!