“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one!” C.S. Lewis
Princess Nagger is enjoying 3rd grade so far – she has a fun teacher this year, so she’s not as resistant to getting up and getting ready for school like she was last year – having some familiar friends in her classroom this year has made a difference.
Her school has 3 or 4 different classes for each grade level, so each year they mix things up and you don’t have the exact same kids in the class from year to year – something about that whole socialization thing.
But for Princess Nagger, having familiar faces and friends in her classroom helps motivate her to crawl out from under the covers to get ready for school in a timely manner before it’s time to go out and wait for the bus – since she has something to look forward to: her friends.
I know that was a motivational thing for me when I was in school – at least I had the exact same people in my class from year to year, so the switching it up is a new one for me. Since I tend to be the polar opposite of Princess Nagger – she’s a big extrovert while I’m painfully shy – I’m not sure I would have been enthusiastic for school by grade 3 if the classes kept getting switched up each year.
I’m happy that she has the perfect combination this year (finally): great teacher + good friends = enthusiastic for school. It’s been a nice change of pace from the first three years, now she doesn’t drag her feet getting ready in the morning, and often times is ready before I am to head out for the bus. Since I have the Little Dude to wrangle into ‘ready mode’, it’s been a welcome change.
Which brings me to this week’s question(s):
Did/does your kids school shake up the classrooms each year? What motivates them (or you) to get out of bed in the morning?
Have a great weekend!
Pssst! Before you go, I’m celebrating my 3 year Blogiversary with a Wino/Non-Wino Mystery Gift Basket Giveaway just for you! Check it out here.
Link up if you like – that way I can visit you easily, especially if you’re a new follower. You can be participating in any (or none) of the hops listed below – it’s a Free-For-All! (Just please oh please leave a comment when you do!)
Happy Aloha Friday!
In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So on Fridays let’s take it easy on posting, too. Ask a simple question…nothing that requires a lengthy response. It’s a great way to make new blogging friends!
Thursday Two Questions (on Friday!)
Hosted by Self Segacity, It’s easy to join Thursday Two Questions Meme. 1) Post your own two questions on your blog, 2) Have a link or badge on your post to Self Sagacity.com
More Friday Follow Fun