Jack’s First Day of 4th Grade

And just like that, it’s back to school time. Last year, we started the year fully online and then finished in the spring with a hybrid schedule. This year, our county has decided to open 5 days a week for in-person school with no hybrid option.

I have plenty of thoughts about this, but let’s just say… I’m a little nervous about what this year will look like. We are still in the middle of a pandemic and elementary aged children are too young to be vaccinated. So, let’s throw them back together at school with no online option for if (when) they are sent back home to quarantine if (when) there is a positive COVID case.

{I’ll just ball that anxiety up and shove it back next to all the rest of anxiety that lives in my head.}

Luckily, Jack is much more positive about school starting. He has totally no issues with wearing a mask and was super excited to find out that his desk is next to one of his favorite friends that he’s known for years. We met his teacher at a quick open house meet-and-greet and she seemed super nice.

His Nintendo backpack is all packed up, he has a full pencil case of neon sharpened pencils and he’s got all his favorite tie-dye shirts (and sweatshirt, and masks) ready to go.

And on we go for 4th grade. Happy Back to School Everyone!

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4 thoughts on “Jack’s First Day of 4th Grade”

  1. I just have a quick comment to hopefully help allay some of your fears. My niece was in in-person schooling all last year, with everyone in class wearing masks all day and she never had to quarantine. I feel that as long as the kids are good with the masking, it’s a great way for them to stay in person at school, which is a better way for them to learn.

    1. Thank you! I very much hope that this year goes smoothly. Jack actually did really well with online learning and I think it gave him the opportunity to catch up (we worked with a reading tutor last year), so hopefully this year is a super strong one for him! =)

  2. Have a great first day, Jack! We’ve been back in-person with no at-home option (we opted for at-home all of last year) since July 29th, and I’ll refrain from sharing how it has gone so far so that you can try to stay positive! 😉 Good luck!

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