Today is Monday, and our schedule is full. It’s not quite noon, but I’ve already made 4 loaves of banana bread, cleaned up the kitchen, and made 2 egg bakes to feed my freezer with. Silje’s new sweater is all done being knit, and I just need to sew up the seams, and hide the strings, and I’ll post a picture of it later today. Hopefully some modeling pics too!
This afternoon the boys are going over to Grandma Linda’s as Knut and I are taking Silje to a meeting with her kindergarten teacher. School officially starts with her on Wednesday. I’m getting increasingly nervous about her starting school, and hopefully our appointment with her teacher will make us all feel better.
One thing I would like to talk with her teacher about is Silje’s reading. Her writing is about kindergarten level, but her reading is off the charts. Have I blogged about this before? I know I’ve posted pictures of her reading. That’s pretty much what I always catch her doing. Her bus ride will be very long, since rural kids are picked up first and dropped off last. So the other day, as we were preparing her backpack, I suggested that she pick out a book to read on the bus. It will be about 45 mins each way after all. Do you know what book she picked out? Charlotte’s Web.
CHARLOTTE’S WEB! I mean, it’s one of her favorite books, and she has read through it a few times. It brought me back to me in 2nd grade, when I wanted to read that book. I wanted to check it out at our school library, but it was in the 3rd-6th grade section, so I wasn’t allowed. I asked the librarian for special permission, and she said I could check it out if I could read her a page. I was so nervous, that I read to her terribly, and she said that I could read it maybe in a year or so. So I saved up $5, and bought it at the book fair. So there, Mrs. Librarian.
But Silje, has already read through this book a few times, and will read it on the schoolbus on her way to her first day of KINDERGARTEN! Something clicked in my head when she picked that book out, that made me start to worry that she wouldn’t be challenged enough, or she wouldn’t learn as much as she could. But then I think she’ll have fun, and if school is fun from the beginning, that’s a good start, right? OOOooooo I’m a basketcase. If you could only see me now.
So there are some things I want to talk with her teacher about, and I’m so excited about who her teacher will be. Maybe I’ll give you an update on our meeting when I post sweater pictures later.