Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Bennett's School Registration

Today was kindergarten registration for Bennett into the White County school system. We've been talking it up for a few days to prepare him for this BIG event. I think in actuality I was psyching myself up for the event as well. He seemed a little apprehensive about going to school and kept asking if we were going to leave him there but I explained it was just for us to look around and see what the school was like. I told him he wouldn't go back to school until after my birthday this summer. (we relate just about everything in terms of someone's birthday since we have one every month!) :) We layed his special clothes out last night so there would be little thought (or fussing) this morning when we were trying to get ready. Grammy came to stay with the girls (who were at times upset THEY couldn't go to school) and Curtis and I took him with most of the required papers. He was excited to see TWO of his girl friends right at the door when we got there. After filling out the papers we went around to their stations to do the various testing. We had also explained to him that new teachers would ask him questions about letters and colors and such and that he would need to answer loud enough for them to hear him. Sometimes he gets quiet and shy and I was concerned he would pull into his shell. I believe it was Ms Aycock who was privileged to quiz him. He walked over to the table with her and propped his head in his hands as if he was already bored with the whole deal. I heard a few questions and had to laugh quietly to myself and move across the room so he wouldn't see or hear me. She was asking if he was ready for school and his reply "I won't be ready until after mommy's birthday". It was exactly what I had told him earlier. How funny to me... but she wasn't amused. :) He sped through his letters, numbers and sounds and really seemed bored with the naming process. The sounds he answered as a question... "is that a kah?" But I guess they'll let him go to school after all. We also got to go see Nurse Norma who checked his teeth to make sure he still had some. She is having chemo treatments and feels terrible (we learned in our first meeting) so I'm not sure if she'll be there all year. As we were leaving they had a table set up to purchase school t-shirts. We said good bye to one of our friends and he decided he wanted a shirt (the same as what Jaelen had picked out). He's so cute.

Ok... so long story long. NOW he's ready to go to school tomorrow, wants to know how long until my birthday? Will Maggie go too? What about the bus? Will he take his lunch? What's this called recess? and more... I'm sure it will be a fun summer but he's excited about school.
If you will please pray for the RIGHT teacher for Bennett. There are several to chose from and most are Christian women but we want the right one, not just the popular one. We would also like Jaelen to be in the same class. :)

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