School Year 2011-2012 has just begun. The long summer vacation has ended and it’s about time to get ready to go to school again.
Yahmir is already on his sixth grade and graduating the elementary course this school-year. He is so excited to see his classmates again on his first day of classes on June 15, 2011, Wednesday.
It’s a good thing that I checked on his school uniforms two weeks ago. He got taller by two inches so, I had his school pants repaired by a tailor. We also had finished covering his 15 books. Imagine 15 books? Thus,he still need to use a stroller bag this year, for his school bag is too heavy, having 15 books, 10 notebooks, 10 quiz notebooks, a diary, paper, pens, plus the school’s daily requirements like the health kit, a dictionary, a bible, a rosary, and many more. Aside from the school bag he is also bringing along his lunch bag daily - the reason why we opted again to avail of the school service. He cannot carry all his things if he will commute everyday. Even if I will accompany him, I cannot carry it all the way back and forth, lol.
I just can’t help comparing today’s education to my elementary education before. It was really a big difference. Not only on the number of books but also on the present curriculum. Lessons are much harder, I need to study and read his lessons first, in order for me to check if he has done his homework right. Aside from their regular subject lessons, they also have an Individual Work Program, which is an additional one hour per subject daily.
Sleeping habits will change starting tonight, he has to hit the sack much earlier in order to get enough sleep because he has to wake up early in the next days. The daily packed lunch schedule was already posted on the refrigerator’s door. Yahmir was the one who made his list.
Another adjustment on my daily routine is due when his classes start. My husband and I will drop him off to school on his first day to know where his classroom is and who his Teacher-Adviser is. I also need to buy one more book that is not yet available at the time I bought his books in school.
Surely, he will have his tantrums again when he goes home from school having plenty of homeworks, lol.