Elementary school open house (this is where you go find out your teacher, get set up for before and after school care, all that happy jazz) was apparently not chaotic enough–they decided to add a scavenger hunt this year. Scott took care of most of that while I did volunteer orientation. Because I will chaperone the Disney trip again this year, by god (they’re thinking Animal Kingdom this year, which I am all for)! But we have no dates because half the gifted team teachers had their rooms renovated and that just got finished, like, this week, so everything is chaos.
In fact, Z’s teacher has decided to make the first week of classes into a real-world problem solving project for the class: how should we set up the classroom to make it a good learning environment? Which I think is a really cool thing to do, and I dig her flexibility in dealing with something she couldn’t control that’s going to affect her classroom. (Plus she gave us a packet explaining all the different kinds of assignments the kids get, so she’s my hero. I am a very supportive, involved parent if you tell me what you’re trying to do!)The school itself has a lot of new stuff going on this year–free lunch for all the kids, ID tags, school-provided and required planners–that looks intriguing. I am resigned to paying for replacements on the planner and ID card at least once this year, though.