Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The First Day of 6th Grade
Well, last Wednesday afternoon, six days before school starts, I received a call from the secretary at Wasatch, asking if we were interested in an open spot in 6th grade. I didn't know what to say, especially because we only had a few hours to make the decision. I was told I could let the school know of our decision the next morning.
So we did our research, talked to Jacque and her girls and talked to other neighbors who work at our neighborhood school. There was a lot of information to take in and sift through. It seemed like we couldn't go wrong either way. When Brett got home from work the three of us put our heads together that night and discussed the pros and cons. Brett and I knew that ultimately it would be Abbey's decision because, not only would she be going to a charter school and wearing a uniform every day, she would be starting over with this move home and was already pretty stressed about making new friends and feeling welcome in her new school, whichever one it was.
After our family pow wow and fervent prayers, Abbey decided she wanted to spend her last year of elementary at Wasatch Peak Academy. We had to rush around to get everything arranged and find stores with uniforms still on the shelves but it was worth it. We even got to meet the Piano Guys at the Gateway after we finished our shopping! I think it will be a great year for Abbey, a year to get more fully prepared for junior high. Her new teacher, Mrs. Williams, has a fine reputation, and the bonus is that she is super tall, just like Abbey, and seems fun as well as no nonsense.
When Abbey got home today she was pretty tired and didn't know what to think of her first day. She said she had made a couple of new friends and likes her teacher, but she said it might be a boring year. But as the day wore on and we went to the store for school supplies, her excitement for tomorrow started to build.
So now Abbey has gone from being an ASD Dragon as an expat to being an ex-expat and a Wasatch Peak Academy Patriot. Here's to another great year of learning and growing. I just wonder if she will grow in height as much as she did last year in 5th grade - watch out Mrs. Williams!