Benjamin's 1st day of school is today. He is starting not only a new school in a new district, but is attending "Intermediate" school. That means it is for 5th and 6th graders only and it's like a Jr. High with lockers and everything! He was a bit nervous about using a locker and changing classes. I think he was afraid they would expect him to know all about it and wouldn't help him at all. I tried to reassure him all week that the teachers would work with him like they did in 4th grade when they started changing classes and would tell him exactly what he needed to know.
He did just fine this morning - didn't seem nervous at all until we got to the school. I, on the other hand, got all teary-eyed after I left him there. Thank goodness I waited until I was in the car to show my emotions. I'm sure he would have been mortified to see my tears in the school.
So far, the experiences at the school have been positive. Registration went great and this morning, everyone was very friendly and helpful. I think this is going to be a good year and also a growing year. His last school was pretty protective and I think this school will put more expectations of responsibility on him, which will be good.
Here are a few pictures of him this morning: