Mama OWL Blog: Starting Year Eight | #LoudnProud

Starting Year Eight | #LoudnProud

Thursday, 24 September 2015

The return to school was source of trepidation for me. L had a difficult first year moving from primary to senior school with all the new challenges and routines that brought with it and I had anticipated a similar beginning to year eight with everything changing for him yet again - new people, new teachers, new classrooms - a whole new timetable.

Considering how much he had to deal with in year seven, he coped amazingly well and though there were many (many, many) bumps along the way - we got there in the end.

I am delighted to say that three weeks in, he is enjoying school and has settled back in well. We have the usual morning struggles that most people have with their teen/tween including this week's charming "Are you watching me sleep, you creeper?" when I was trying to wake the boys up gently by stroking their hair and whispering to them that it was time to get up - next time I'll know not to bother and will just go in there with an air horn and have done with it - but on the whole it has been very positive.

L has even brought home his first 10 point card for his house after a particularly good day at school, I am so proud of all of the effort he has put in to learning his new routine and the decisions he has made for himself when he has found himself overwhelmed.

Long may it continue.


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12 comments:

  1. Aww, I am so glad he's settled back in well and enjoying year eight so far. Bless him. I laughed out loud at the creeper bit hahaha. :) xx

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    1. My kids can be real charmers when they want to be haha - such a delight

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  2. Aww! Well done! It sounds like he has settled in really well! My girl started year eight too and I think it is so much easier than year 7....Everything isn't as new and as scary x

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    1. Agreed, this year he seems to have just slotted back in and though he is learning new routines and has new classes and teachers, he knows more of what to expect.

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  3. Very well done to L! That's brilliant, no wonder you feel proud :)

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    1. Thank you, it has been much easier this year and though we have had a few minor hiccups between the beginning of term and the half term break, I am hoping for a good few weeks between now and Christmas. Fingers crossed!

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  4. Special achievements? I'm proud of clearing out the airing cupboard yesterday but I'm not sure I can blog about that! :-)

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    1. To be fair I can't remember the last time I cleared out the airing cupboard, I wouldn't even like to hazard a guess as to what is dwelling in there these days so yes - you should be proud!

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  5. Aww well done L! Ha, I love the creepy mum comment :) x #LoudnProud

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    1. He can be an absolute delight sometimes, and other times an absolute sod haha

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  6. So pleased for you, it's very similar here. RJ settled much better, and much quicker, this year. As for little A, each day is a learning curve for us and his teachers! xx

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    1. That's great news, well done RJ and A! One step at a time x

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