Thursday, September 26, 2013

First Gade

We have a first grader in the house.  Noah started school right after Labor Day.  This year is one of transition for him.  Full day at school from half day kindergarten.  Lunch and recess have been a bit bumpy but I think he is settling in now.  He is in a program offered at our neighborhood school called Continuous Progress.  It is a multi-age classroom.  He is in a room with 1-3 graders and conjoined with a room of 3-5 graders.  The two rooms together make up their CP Family.  We moved to our city for the schools and there are many programs to choose from but we believe this one is a great fit for Mr. Noah.  If we think the same for Micah and Celia they will join the family in first grade too - siblings are in the same class.  There are five CP families at our school and each one has a male and a female teacher.  Every time we have an interaction with Noah's teachers we are thrilled to have landed in this group.  That is a very good thing considering they will be our children's teachers for the next 10 years if all goes as planned.  Noah has already made many new friends, as he has only one child from kindergarten in his class.  I couldn't be prouder of how he has handled all these new changes.  Here's to a great year.


  1. Wow, I have never heard of this sort of program. I love that siblings could end up in the same classroom. Such a neat concept with so many benefits.