The morning started with Kyra and Craig heading out to High School, and myself waking up Emily for the start of her 6th grade year. I was nervous and exhausted, as I had barely slept all night. Emily and Kyra both looked adorable in their uniforms, and I tried my best not to cry. Kyra was a hug before heading out, but I drove Emily to school and walked her in. I thought it best you hear how their days went from the kids themselves, enjoy!
Hello!! It’s Emily!! Today, I had my first day at Celebration k-8 school. This morning I was really nervous! I didn’t have any friends except one in my neighborhood but she wasn’t in any of my classes. I felt really lonely. But then my mommy told me that god is always with me and if I feel alone or left out, talk to him!! She also said school isn’t to make friends. It is about learning!! So even if I didn’t meet any friends, I should try to be the best I can be when im in my classes!!!! 😀 When my mommy was driving me I felt like I had no tummy. There was just an empty spot there. As we were walking up to my school I got really nervous and bursted into tears. I was really nervous and scared.. I didn’t know anybody, I didn’t know if my teachers were nice or not!!! My mommy dropped my off at my 1st period and the teacher said I could be her assitant and she gave me a treat since I was so scared!!! I was terrified in my first period. But a really nice girl helped me out to my gym class (2nd period). Speaking of gym, it had to be the farthest one I have seen!!! You have to walk past the school, onto a bridge through a forest, and then there is a huge baseball and soccer field!!!! They give us 15 mintues to go back to our classrooms so I didn’t have to worry about being on time to my 3rd period!!! I loved all my teachers soooo much!!! They were all so happy and kind!!! When it came to lunch time I was terrified because I didn’t know anyone to sit with. But I found my neighbor!!! She introduced me to her friends and when I started to feel sad, they all comforted me!!! After that, I rushed to my next class (that teacher wasn’t as nice to me). And then came the last class. He was extremely funny!!!! He made all of us feel better!!! And then, I rushed to my mother and sister and gave them a HUGE hug!!! I was so happy to see them!! And then when I got home, my mommy told me the exciting news.. I didn’t have to go to gym anymore!!! My mommy put me in a new Spanish class!!! Its really good to because a lot of things in Florida are Spanish!!! My favorite teachers were: language arts teacher, world history teacher, math teacher and careers teacher!!! I am excited to go back tomorrow, but I am still as nervous as I was this morning!! Thank you to all of the people who wished me luck and who prayed for me!! I was so happy when I saw your comments!!!
This is Kyra, and now I’ll tell you a little but about the day I had! Dad walked me to the gates of Celebration High School so that we could talk to guidance early about the three classes I had to change. What happened was when they made my schedule they put three classes on there that I didn’t need. So we went early and everything just so that we could change it, only to discover that the students had to go get a special form at lunch time so we went early for no reason really. Then I said bye to dad and I was on my own to wait for a little while. That was rough to start just because I had suddenly felt alone in all these people. I did feel better though when classes began. I love my marine science class and my teacher informed us that this year we would be taking a field trip to Sea World and later could dissect a shark! I know without a doubt that will be my favorite class. The gym class was the least desirable of all of them just because I don’t like sports and the first day he took role and told us to socialize. It’s a good thing I brought a book! The majority of the kids in my school were from places like Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Venezuela, so I heard tons of Spanish. Lunch was neat at first, they give you a lot of choices for what you want to eat. There’s a sub sandwich line and Mexican food line (nachos, tacos, burritos, etc) a line for burgers and fries, and one for pizza. I happily took a spot in the pizza line then realized that students were entering in a pin number in this little pad before they paid for lunch. Well I freaked out a little bit because I didn’t know what mine was and I was third in line with 50 people behind me. I found it on my schedule and breathed a sigh of relief that I avoided that awkwardness. So I got a big slice of pepperoni pizza and a carton of milk for $2.40 and when I got out of line I got that sinking feeling like oh no, where do I sit now… Well I did find a spot outside and I was by myself. One group of kids sat by me and I got my hopes up but for some reason they all got up and left again. That happens and really I knew it would, but I also know that soon maybe somebody will sit with me or I’ll get courageous enough to sit with them. So then I proceeded to go through the rest of my day and I learned that I love my World History teacher but I’m not too fond of my Advanced Algebra teacher. I learned that hallways in that school get SO ridiculously congested and it’s better to bolt out of the classroom asap before you have to wait behind a line of 80 kids trying to squeeze themselves out of one door. It was nerve wracking and sometimes and little sad, but I know that it will get better. I’m usually an optimist when it comes to these things and I’m looking at all of the bright sides. I know that God put me here for a reason and no matter what I’ll always be looking up. I’m excited to get my classes sorted out and find some good friends this year!
It’s Amy again, and I have to say that I am happy this day is almost over. I am emotionally drained and a bit worried for my kids. Emily seemed to do quite well, but Kyra seemed to not be happy at all. I can only trust that God has us here for a reason and that he knows what he is doing in both of my children’s lives. Nothing is more disheartening when making such a bold move then finding out that it’s not as perfect as you had hoped. I knew school would be a journey, I just hope there is a rainbow at the end of both girls school adventures. Thanks to everyone for the kind comments, thoughts, and prayers. We love you all!